Dun Aengus (at right), on Inis Mór in the  Aran Islands. File photograph: Tourism Ireland

Emergency support works have had to be carried out at one of the country’s most important heritage sites. Support scaffolding had to be erected at Dun(...)

The accident happened at the renowned Wormhole on Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands off Galway, last week. Photograph: David Dunne.

A young couple were being hailed as heroes after saving the life of a student who was swept off a cliff face and into the sea by a giant wave.The acci(...)

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)

Oileáin Árainn in green, playing against Micheál Breathnach’s from Indreabhán, Connemara at  Inis Oírr Park  with  the 14th century O’Brien castle in the background.  PIc: Seán Ó Mainnín

Once it emerged that two island clubs, Oileáin Árainn and Achill Island had qualified for a Junior A Connacht football final the local radio statio(...)

There are no issues with the water supply to the biggest of the three Aran Islands, Inis Mór. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An emergency operation will get under way today to transport massive amounts of drinking water to Inis Meáin, the middle of the three Aran Islands, a(...)

John Quinn from Belfast Community Circus performing in the Drogheda Samba Festival along West Street in Drogheda. Photograph: Alan Betson

Round Ireland Yacht Race, Wicklow Thirty-six ocean-going yachts are confirmed for this year’s Round Ireland Yacht Race which begins today. It is Irela(...)

BrÍd NÍ Greofa (88) voting in Inis Oírr national school with Pádraic Ó Conghaile, presiding officer, and Pádraig Ó Donncha, poll clerk, in attendance. Photograph: Eamon Ward

When Tomás Conneely pulled up his tractor at Inis Oírr’s polling station yesterday afternoon, turnout for the European and local elections was about 1(...)

Big dive on Inis Mór

Anyone who has ever looked over the edge of the Serpent’s Lair blowhole on Inis Mór will know just how just how terrifying it might be to dive off a 2(...)

Doyle session

Between tunes, Séamus Begley held up his wine glass and, not for the first time, smirked over the rim of it. “The Mother Superior addressed her con(...)


Walkers out braving the elements as gale force winds drift into the Atlantic on Rossbeigh Stand, County Kerry. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Flights and ferries have been cancelled, power outages experienced in the past week continued and phone lines were down as high winds and stormy condi(...)