Photograph: (c) Olive McGloin

Dubliner Olive McGloin is the first woman to walk the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada – and back

Dick Macks, Dingle: Best whiskey bar in Munster and Ireland

Now in its second year, the Irish Whiskey Awards are maturing nicely. Among the awards this year were those for the whiskey bars (...)

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Members of the Mara 18 gang show their tattoos in the National Penitentiary in Tamara, near the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. Photograph: Elmer  Martinez/AFP/Getty Images

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The African Union complex in Addis Ababa.

It’s three decades since Michael Buerk’s powerful BBC reports told the world about the country’s famine. The image has stayed with(...)

Brian Coakley, Anja Ní Chúin, John O’Sullivan, Seán Ó Cúin, Altan Holland, Ella Ní Chúin, Davorka Naletilic and Gary Quinn at the standing stones between the Black Valley and Bridia Valley. Photograph:  Valerie O’Sullivan

Killarney is preparing to give summer a wild mountain and valley welcome with its first walking festival. Gary Quinn took his fami(...)

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Voyager: the trip is a follow-up to Charlie Bird’s 2008 film. Photograph: Crossing the Line

From late February the former RTÉ journalist will be living among an Inuit community in Nunavut, documenting it in print and onli(...)

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