Great lake: mayflies’ sudden emergence from the water and nuptial swarmings have signalled the launch of anglers eager to catch trout with imitation mayflies of their own. Illustration: Michael Viney

The mayflies that dance above the lakes of late spring are of the insect order called Ephemeroptera: they hatch, fly, mate, lay eggs on the water and (...)

 Maeve Binchy, who will be honoured at the  inaugural Women in Media festival
Women in Media

Move over Listowel Writers’ Week. There’s competition in the Kingdom when it comes to discussing words and the people who write them. Ballybuni(...)