In the 1970s, Daria Blackwell was among one of the first female patrons of McSorley’s Old Ale House, one of New York’s oldest Irish bars. Photograph: Leonard J. DeFrancisci

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the entr(...)

In Yosemite,  drones have been used to film climbers scaling its sheer granite rockfaces. Photograph: Getty Images

In one of his unpublished journals, the great Scottish-born, American conservationist John Muir mused upon the magnificent national park that came (...)

If, as the American philosopher William James observes, “the stirring of our flesh with picturesque mystery and gloom” makes “a work of art romantic”,(...)