Darina Allen

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Bee-keeping class at Seed Savers, Co Clare.  During the summer months courses include gardening for senior citizens, planting an orchard, wild food foraging, herbal medicine and rewilding a garden

School’s out for the summer and parents up and down the country have organised (or will be frantically trying to arrange) summer camps for their energ(...)

Róisín Gillen and Ailish O’Neill of Forás

Róisín Gillen and Ailish O’Neill, chef and assistant manager at Liath restaurant in Blackrock, Co Dublin, are branching out with a one-night pop-up th(...)

Father’s Day is a great excuse to celebrate your dad’s life and for getting everyone together. Sure, you can make the most of the opportunity to make (...)

A bowl of ramen, at Bia Rebel, 409 Ormeau Road, Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

We’ve marked this year’s newcomers and used a € to flag everywhere that serves a main course for less than €15 Bia Rebel NEW 409 Ormeau Road, Be(...)

A cookery demonstration at Ballymaloe.

The company that operates Darina Allen’s Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co Cork returned to the black last year with a profit of €62,134 for the 12 mont(...)

Wild harvesting has tangible health benefits, from the exercise to the mindfulness you can achieve at the seaside

Growing up in Arklow on Ireland’s east coast, beachcombing was a regular activity. I still love walking the dogs along the beach, stopping to gaze int(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin looks on as President Michael D Higgins signs a book of condolence for victims of the Sri Lanka bombings in the Pro-Cathedral. Photograph:  John McElroy

A Mass for victims of last week’s bombings in Sri Lanka heard of the risk of “increased militarisation” in the country and of a “destructive narrative(...)

Kate McLoughlin  in her butcher shop in Ballyfermot, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Kate McLoughlin and Sarah Madden are unusual in the Irish food scene: they are business owners and butchers who happen to be women. McLoughlin now ru(...)

Carrots are a most versatile root, good in everything from soups to cakes. Photograph: Getty Images

Could there be a more versatile root than the humble carrot? From soups to salads, juices to cakes, the carrot just keeps on giving. Originally grown(...)

JR Ryall and Darina Allen of Ballymaloe House restaurant, which won the  Trolley of the Year award at the  World Restaurant Awards in Paris. Photograph: Thomas Samson / AFP

Echoing last year’s Michelin awards, last night’s Irish wins at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards in Paris were all about Cork, with east Cork’s B(...)

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