Award-winner Sean McCarter is a former RNLI lifeboat volunteer. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

A Derry sailor is to be awarded a prestigious international award for “outstanding seamanship” after he rescued a fellow crewman who was washed overb(...)

Danny Sheehy: bumpy voyage off the northsest coast

There’s something about the Irish language that lends itself to sea in a storm, or perhaps it’s just the elemental nature of the Erse. When Ker(...)

The rescue team in a scene from Discovery’s ‘Shackleton: Death or Glory’

‘Spooning” or snuggling up with fellow crew to keep warm in the soaking, suffocating confines of a seven-metre (22.5ft) boat, while being tossed about(...)

Author Domhnall (Danny) Mac Sithigh and Dominique Lieb who print books using the Gutenberg letterpress technique with original linoprints in her studio in Dingle, Co Kerry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

When the German goldsmith Johannes Gutenberg bankrupted himself over a Bible-printing project, little did he know that homage would still be paid to h(...)