Archeology and agriculture at Rathcroghan
Amii McKeever
A visit to the burial site of Queen Medb - and much more - at Rathcroghan illustrates attempts for Irish archaeology and farming to thrive together.
17 May 2023 Features
Tracing the path of the Great Hunger in Strokestown
Far more than a Famine Museum. There is a story in every corner of the Strokestown house, the grounds and the gardens, many sad, many tragic but beautifully and respectfully told.
17 May 2023 Features
Editorial: our historic and tragic past is unfortunately someone else’s present
Our history may be consigned to the past but the famine and the indentured lives of the Irish people are still within living memory. We should not lose sight of that.
Backchat: Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival
Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival celebrates the maritime history of Rathlin Island and Ballycastle, writes Naomi Hamilton-O’Donnell.
26 April 2023 Features
Behind this thriving hotel business are bonds of love, peace and family
After 30 years in business, the McKeever hotel group is still a thriving, independent family business. Bridgene Keeley talks to Amii McKeever about the family ethos that powers their success.
26 April 2023 Features
People, place, participation: volunteering at Johnstown Castle, Co Wexford
On a recent trip to Johnstown Castle Estate and Gardens in Co Wexford, Caitríona Bolger got to know some of the volunteers behind this magnificent attraction.
26 April 2023 Living Life
International Easter traditions
In Ireland we might be familiar with chocolate eggs and the Easter bunny, but there is a variety of other Easter traditions to be found around the world. Naomi Hamilton-O’Donnell writes.
5 April 2023 Features
Backchat: lessons in the locality
A college assignment reminds Margaret Leahy that every day really is a school day.
29 March 2023 Features
Finding her way home at Aughry Yard
After losing her mother at 19, Una Hardiman spent years running from home. But having stepped back from her career to become a carer, she found herself in Leitrim; in every way, writes Maria Moynihan
8 March 2023 Features
Unsung heroines: fearless, fierce... and female
To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, Maria Moynihan asks five female leaders in their fields for their unsung heroines; from medicine to music, and farming to fitness.
1 March 2023 Features
The Irish Land question 3: and now the end is near
In this final article Dr Tony Mc Carthy, examines legislative measures that finally brought conclusion to ‘the Irish land question’, shaping agriculture and land ownership for 100 years.
22 February 2023 Features
The Irish land question part 2: beginning of the end for landlordism in Ireland
Having traced Irish land tenure systems up to the confiscations and plantations in part one, historian Dr Tony Mc Carthy now examines the history of land ownership from the eighteenth century
15 February 2023 Features