Queen Maeve

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Queen Maeve’s Trail, in Strandhill, Co Sligo, is a special place made sacred by our Stone Age ancestors, and mythologised by their Iron Age descendants – and by a modern poet

Think Strandhill, Co Sligo, and golf and surfing spring to mind. But up behind the town, hiding above silent limestone ramparts, is a special place we(...)

Johnny Ronan, now often to be found in the Ivy restaurant in Dublin, thinks he is back after his Celtic Tiger misadventures. Photograph: Tom McEnaney/McEnaney Media

It was early summer in 2014, and Johnny Ronan, then still a ward of Nama, was trying to kickstart the deal that he hoped would restore him to commerci(...)

Poulnabrone dolmen in Co Clare. Photograph: iStock

A koan is a paradoxical riddle without a solution. It’s also an apt definition of many of Ireland’s placenames. These encoded glimpses into our cultur(...)

William Francis de Vismes Kane was an English-born sheriff of Monaghan.  He was also an ardent unionist. He coined the name “Black Pig’s Dyke”  to unify disparate archaeological elements.

With all the talk about hard and soft borders, post-Brexit, an event in Monaghan town tonight may offer light relief. Or perhaps not. Its theme is the(...)

Queen Maeve of Connacht is one of the Irish kings and queens whose lives you can follow around Ireland. Illustration: Expedia

The history of Ireland, with our tales of battles and intrigue, kidnappings and murders, plus our strong women who ruled the land, would offer a rich (...)

You may have seen last month how Fáilte Ireland wants to create a new brand for the Midlands, following on such successes as the Wild Atlantic Way and(...)

The Boora Pyramid at Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co Offaly.
Family walks for Christmas
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  • December 21, 2016, 13:00

Often, I am asked my favourite season for exploring the countryside. Most expect it will be spring or autumn, but actually it’s Christmastime that doe(...)

The drawingroom in Coopershill House, Riverstown, Co Sligo.

At the top end of the short-term rental market, it’s not unusual to find reality and fantasy fuse, making it possible to live out the Downton Abbey or(...)

The Táin March is a brilliantly barmy event recreating Queen Maeve’s pillage of her neighbour’s bull as told in the 7th century saga, the Táin Bó C(...)

Consumer Landscape by  Patrick O’Reilly

How often is it that you smell a work of art before you see it? Patrick O’Reilly’s Haystack (The Consideration of (...)