Slieve Bloom

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Accessible from all parts of Ireland, the Slieve Blooms are conveniently located along the Laois/Offaly border

This is a special route. The Slieve Bloom mountains have everything: great climbs, great descents, mountains, valleys, pretty villages, waterfalls, fo(...)

Mount Stewart is an 18th century house and gardens in Northern Ireland owned by the National Trust. Situated on the east shore of Strangford Lough, the lush Mediterranean-inspired gardens are a must-see for those with green-fingered inclinations

NEWS Class act: Budget airline WOW Air has upgraded its seat offering with a new three-tier booking system. Now travellers will be able to choose fro(...)

Dreamfield has egg-shaped bedrooms and an octagonal viewing tower

Dreamfield may not be everyone’s idea of a dream home – most of us have modest aspirations to a house with, say, a big shiny kitchen. But if you wan(...)

Binary Hub: student accommodation off Thomas Street in Dublin built by Threesixty Developments

Just a month to go before students get their CAO offer of a college place and the scramble for accommodation for those living away from home begins, w(...)

Three generations of Thomas MacDonagh’s relatives. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

One hundred years after his execution by firing squad, the people of Cloughjordan in Co Tipperary have unveiled a statue to their native son and signa(...)

I like the Mournes. Youthful by Irish standards, these compact uplands have – unlike the Wicklow and Slieve Bloom mountains – yet to be worn down by (...)

Walks: Slieve Blooms Mountains, Co Laois Start: From Mountrath follow the signs for the Slieve Bloom Mountains and Kinnity. Park at the si(...)

Frédéric Souty,  master baker at Fallon & Byrne’s new in-store bakery on Exchequer Street

Baking hot This happy chap above is Frédéric Souty, master baker at Fallon & Byrne’s new in-store bakery at the Exchequer Street food market,(...)

Fiona Pender was seven months pregnant when she went missing from her home in Tullamore, Co Offaly in 1996.

Gardaí are to begin digging at a new site in the midlands for the remains of Offaly woman Fiona Pender, who has been missing, presumed murdered, since(...)

Tullamore Dew  is now the second biggest Irish whiskey brand after Jameson.

Whiskey production has returned to Tullamore for the first time in 60 years.William Grant, the family behind the Tullamore Dew brand, has opened a new(...)

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