Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Massive numbers have been attending St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, helped along by sunshine and relatively excellent weather in many par(...)

Niamh Creely took up aerial dance she was “awestruck by the immense strength and skill needed to produce such graceful movements, but I was also excit(...)

Fire Birds: ‘Music is from six drummers on a six-metre-high stage dressed in angel wings, and there are three red musical notes flying through the air with a family of three musicians.’ Photograph: Jym Art

Niamh Creely took up aerial dance she was “awestruck by the immense strength and skill needed to produce such graceful movements, but I was also excit(...)

Fire Birds: ‘Music is from six drummers on a six-metre-high stage dressed in angel wings, and there are three red musical notes flying through the air with a family of three musicians.’ Photograph: Jym Art

Niamh Creely took up aerial dance she was “awestruck by the immense strength and skill needed to produce such graceful movements, but I was also excit(...)

Two months of free time as the State’s 3,000-plus primary schools close their doors for the summer at the end of this week – it’s a delightful prospec(...)