Hugh Maguire

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Pádraig O’Dea: ‘People have been so kind. They have helped us pitch the tents, given us tips of the best routes and places to go’

When Pádraig O’Dea was learning to ride a bicycle in his home town of Tullamore, Co Offaly, more than 50 years ago, he never imagined that his ability(...)

‘Olive Smith: A musical visionary’

Gillian Smith’s book about her mother, Olive Smith: A Musical Visionary (Somerville Press) is first and foremost a book about a woman with a passion f(...)

Victorian Tea Times, Arklow, Co Wicklow

Victorian Tea Times in Arklow, Co Wicklow, offers guests the chance to dress up in costume before enjoying afternoon tea in an authentic parlour setti(...)

Theatre of Food at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Theatre of Food celebrates its 10th anniversary at Electric Picnic with an expanded programme of events and the addition of two new stages, a Drinks T(...)

Dermot McCarthy, Teagasc, presenting the award for Agrifood to Jack O’Connor and Declan O’Connor from BHSL. Photograoh: Conor McCabe Photography

A pioneering antimicrobial coating that kills 99.99 per cent of harmful bugs such as MRSA, has earned young Dublin company Kastus the overall Innovati(...)

 Louis Ryan (left), director of R&D at Ash Technologies; Martin Cahill, chief operating officer; and Hugh Maguire, founder and chief executive

The Omni from Ash Technologies is an advanced digital microscope specifically designed to meet the exacting inspection and measurement requirements of(...)

Hugh Maguire wins the Golden Fork for his smoked black pudding.

A black pudding maker from Meath has said he is “walking on air” after winning the top prize at the Great Taste awards in London on Monday night with (...)

Padraig Fahy with a 2.5kg sea trout on Lough Inagh

The Loughs Agency, with responsibility for the Carlingford and Lough Foyle area, has witnessed a big rise in pollution this year with 150 incidents re(...)

Margaret McCauley, a tourist administrator in Blacklion, and Kathy Griffin, a retired teacher

Every village has stories. Rural Blacklion, on the southern side of the Fermanagh-Cavan border, has one that is better than most. One that perhaps hol(...)

George Enescu could play whole operas from memory and almost everything by Bach

Memory is suddenly in the air. Last Thursday in The Irish Times Siobhán Long discussed the Clare Memory Orchestra with its founder, composer and gu(...)

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