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Weave magic The Tweed Project in Galway continues to weave its particular magic far from its home on the wild west coast of Ireland. Owners Aoibheann(...)

Who has time for a full face of intense, sultry makeup when you have enough to be doing trying to get a freshly washed batch of underpants to dry in a damp kitchen?

What this time of year lacks, in every sense of the word, is freshness. Not to complain (I am in fact complaining), but January is all sweaty bus wind(...)

An estimated 82 per cent of the world’s almonds are grown in drought-afflicted California. Photograph: iStock

Nuts are one of those wonder foods that we’re regularly told to eat more of. Full of anti-oxidants, they can reduce the risk of heart disease and diab(...)

 Venison meat can be treated similarly to beef or lamb, and its tenderness resides somewhere between the two. Photograph: iStock

In Ireland in recent years, there seems to be increased interest in wild game, particularly venison and wild duck. Perhaps its expanded availability i(...)

Alice Halliday at work draping on a mannequin

Alice Halliday hates waste. “I use old things to make new things,” says the fashion designer and stylist, a southern star based in Skibbereen whose ph(...)

The Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa on Little Island, just outside Cork city. It is exactly the kind of place you want to alight after such a rough journey

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. It is a fine phrase, and true enough. Even truer would be: the best-laid plans of a young family pl(...)

Hugh Wallace, presenter of The Great House Revival

What’s the moment that changed your life? The day I realised that I had a nasty relationship with alcohol and stopped. This was a life-changer in so (...)

The city has lost none of its fascination: buckets are still lowered from high windows on winding lanes strung with washing lines. Photograph: iStock

The moment I hit Naples for the first time 20 years ago I knew it was my favourite Italian city. Having torn through Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novel(...)

Ads in the newspaper in January 1919 featured everything from ‘exhibition jazz dances’ at a ballroom on Adelaide Road, to ‘jazz teas’. Photograph: iStock

November 25th, 1919 This new decade compels us to wonder whether it will be a rhyme of the 1920s, the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age. It’s also an opp(...)

Ruth and Ignacio with Rubén, who is just over two, and Sebastian, six months, in Panama where they live
Welcome to my place ... Panama
  • Abroad
  • January 26, 2020, 06:01

Ruth Craig is originally from Drogheda, Co Louth. She moved to Panama in 2014 with her husband Ignacio for her job with Unicef, which supports the rig(...)

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