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Tomorrow, July 15th, is St Swithin’s Day. And you know what that means? If it rains, we’ll have 40 wet days in succession. If it doesn’t we’ll have 40(...)

The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival takes place in Mayo this weekend. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Waterford Writers Weekend This year’s Waterford Writers festival embraces the importance of creativity for young people with events for student(...)

Climbing Croagh Patrick in Mayo has been described as  the ultimate pilgrimage by Lonely Planet’s latest guide. Photograph: Alan Betson

Three attractions in counties Mayo, Monaghan and Sligo have been included in the Lonely Planets’ newest guide book.The Lonely Planet’s 1,000 Ultimate (...)

Quarry, showing at Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet

In one of those projects that probably seemed like a good idea at the time, Niamh O’Malley has taken on the challenge of staging five solo exhibitions(...)

A car is removed from the scene in Westport, Co Mayo, where the bodies of two missing children where found in a crashed car.

Three bunches of flowers – white chrysanthemums, an orange selection and a mixed flower purple posy – lie beside a diversion sign on the coast road ne(...)

Daniel O’Connell, Banaher, Co. Offally takes a break on his way down the mountain during his pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Three pilgrims have been taken to hospital suffering from injuries and suspected heart attacks sustained on the annual pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick(...)

Mist can plays tricks with mountains. Walking on the Western Way on a March morning, cloud had covered the body of Devil(...)