Mary Ward

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Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

On a tour of Ireland, one might easily ask: where are the women? There are statues to a few (we counted just five), a smattering of commemorative plaq(...)

Eliza (left) and Evie Ward of Nutshed in Limerick.

It wasn’t just us humans that enjoyed the long, hot summer of 2018, it was good for the bee population too. So good that the first three hives introdu(...)

The tactic had been suggested at the outbreak of war by a retired admiral from Cork

One of the youngest soldiers to fight in the first World War was an apprentice blacksmith from Leeds named Horace Iles. He was only 14 when the confli(...)

 Sr Orla Treacy speaks to pupils at the Loreto secondary school in Rumbek, South Sudan, where she is principal.

It has been quite a year for Ireland’s Loreto sisters with three of them winning humanitarian awards on three continents. Last Saturday, Sr Orla Trea(...)

 Inside Howth Martello tower – home of Ye Olde Hurdy-Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio

If you want to try a slightly different tourist attraction on your holidays, why not explore one of the following museums dedicated to the history of (...)

 Science Week appeal,  from left: Dr Ruth Freeman, Director of Strategy and Communications for Science Foundation Ireland; An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny; Evelyn Cusack, RTÉ weather presenter; Barry O’Sullivan, chief executive of Altocloud and RTÉ Dragon, along with Science Foundation Ireland are calling on businesses, communities and professionals to take part in Science Week 2016 from November 13th-20th. Photograph: Naoise Culhane
The science of everyday things

Just about anything you were ever curious about or want to know more about will be covered by Science Week 2016 which kicks off on Sunday. Everything (...)

Best hotel: Harvey’s Point, Co Donegal

The winners of Ireland’s longest-running food and hospitality awards were announced on Thursday, as the very best in Irish hospitality gathered at Bor(...)

Traffic medicine guidelines relate to drivers of all ages. Photograph: iStockphoto

Although the first automobile fatality in the world occurred in Ireland in 1869, traffic medicine is a relatively new specialism in this country. Mary(...)

Pete & Mary Ward’s Country Choice at the Milk Market in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Friday sees the return of Culture Night, the annual event where arts and cultural institutions around the country open their doors for a night of f(...)

Peter & Mary Ward's Country Choice at the Milk Market in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke

Country Choice opened its doors in Nenagh in 1982, when Peter and Mary Ward were younger than their daughters are now. In 2010 the Wards jumped at (...)

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