Cartographer and author Tim Robinson photographed at Roundstone, Co Galway. Photograph: Nicolas Fève

Connemara-based cartographer and writer Tim Robinson is to be honoured for his “unique contribution to Irish literature and landscape” with a series o(...)

Into the west: Tim Robinson in Connemara. Photograph: Brian Farrell

We said goodbye at the gate. His first step took him over the horizon.We stood around his parting footprint.“He must be taller than we thought,” we sa(...)

Uffe Elbaek from the new Danish Political party, Alternativet, and Mary Hawkes Greene, president of the Burren College of Art,  which is  celebrating 20 years as a fine art college in the Burren,  Ballyvaughan, Co Clare.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Writer and cartographer Tim Robinson once described the Burren as “150 square miles of paradoxes”, and that’s a description that might appeal to Uffe (...)

Biological bric-a-brac: shells and fossils line the shore. Illustration: Michael Viney

The long calms and offshore breezes of this summer have let the sea put back even more of its offshore store of sand than it sucked away last winter –(...)

An aerial view of the Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, during an Aer Arann sightseeing flight. Photograph: Andrew Downes

The last time I was on a sightseeing flight, it was in Peru, and my eyes were closed in expensive terror most of the time. I am privately hoping this (...)