Nano Nagle Place: a renovated space for Cork’s 21st-century communities

The legacy of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin in Ireland; the history of the earliest piece of documented Chinese porcelain in Europe, the Fonthill Vas(...)

Drifts of bluebells flowering in the woodland gardens of Mount Usher in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Richard Johnston

If this were – deep sigh – a typical spring, then many Irish gardens would already be awash with the flowers and foliage of some of our loveliest wood(...)

Jane and Patrick Annesley pictured at their ancestral home, Annesgrove near Castletownroche in Co Cork. The family have been there for close on 400 years. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

“During a tour of the garden an American visitor asked me how long my family had lived here. When I said about 400 years he said: ‘Don’t you think tha(...)

Michael Hogan, the Tipperary footballer who was killed at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday on November 21st, 1920

The GAA will mark the 95th anniversary of the events of Bloody Sunday, November 21st, 1920, at a special ceremony in Croke Park tonight before the st(...)

I love the magic, the promise and the muddy-fingered industry of planting flower bulbs in autumn. Not only does it feel like an expression of hope,(...)

Johnny Walker’s Tuesday night hat-trick for the Rathgar Chiefs helped provide the first of two significant milestones for the club in quick succession(...)

 Seamus O’Brien, head gardener of Kilmacurragh surrounded by the flowers of the tree rhododendron, R.arboreum ssp. cinnamomeum, which is in full bloom in the gardens at the moment. Photograph: Richard Johnson

An awfully long time – roughly 140 years – has passed since the famous Broad Walk of Kilmacurragh in Co Wicklow was first laid out by siblings (...)