Walk in a winter wonderland
  • Travel
  • December 20, 2014, 06:00

Tis the season when even the sun empathises with the national mood and becomes a tardy riser. It is also the time when many of us fantasise about c(...)

Snowy conditions  in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Summer is for the outdoors. Then, as the sun becomes a late riser, most of us sadly retreat fireside. Sure you’d be crazy to go rambling with all t(...)

Clare winner: the sun sets over Kilkee. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cillian Murphy sits at the bar of the Stella Maris Hotel in Kilkee. Outside, the curved strand is taking a pounding from the Atlantic Ocean, providing(...)

The Fermanagh lakelands, Co Fermanagh

The judges of The Irish Times Best Place to Holiday in Ireland competition have selected an initial longlist of 25 locations. They include tourist-(...)