The Fermanagh Lakelands

To view more content including videos of locations in the longlist, visit www.irishtimes.com/gowild The Irish Times has chosen five finalists i(...)

Niamh Gaffney with the sea stack at Crohy Head, Co Donegal, in the background. Photograph: John Rafferty

As solstices go, this midsummer one was particularly special for Niamh Gaffney. The 43-year-old Dublin mother of two braved an Atlantic swell and a ha(...)