Along with a framed certificate from the Kilkenny city council, the All-Ireland medals fetched €40,000.

Last week the GAA passed a little-discussed landmark when Fonsie Meally Auctioneers in Kilkenny knocked down an All-Ireland hurling collection for wha(...)

Poet Martin Dyar and Cúirt festival director Dani Gill unveil a plaque at the east bank of the Salmon Weir Bridge in Galway city which recalls time spent there by WB Yeats, George Moore and Edward Martyn. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway city’s association withWB Yeats and George Moore and an infamous late-night crubeen cafe known as ‘The Kasbah’ have been commemorated with two (...)

Fans of TG4’s long-running SpongeBob Squarepants series will not have to switch to English following an announcement that the much anticipated film ba(...)

Last year’s Allianz Football League semi-final, when Cork suffered a 17-point turnaround against Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork football could be forgiven a sigh. A new year starts with the steep road ahead and, as is so often the case, neighbours and age-old rival Kerry s(...)

 Tom Kenny during one of his chemo sessions in UCHG with nurses Sheila Hurley, Nicola Crowe, Claire Davey, Annmarie Bohan, Niamh Morrisey, Ann Wilson and Christina Farrell. Photograph: Karen Golden

I was offered a free bowel screen test by the Health Service Executive. The test results revealed tiny traces of blood, invisible to the naked eye, so(...)

An outing to Daingean in 1911

Coláiste Iognáid, or the Jes, has been an institution in Galway City for 150 years, since when the Jesuits opened a school on Sea Road near the city c(...)

Galway poet Rita Ann Higgins photographed at an Spiddéal. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Tributes were paid to the work of Galway poet Rita Ann Higgins in her native city yesterday when a bronze casting of one of her poems was unvei(...)

Seamus Heaney: teamed up with Des Kavanagh as a boarder at St Columb’s College

Louis MacNeice on Nimmo’s pier head, Moya Cannon on the banks of the Corrib, Mairtín Ó Direáín east of Arainn ... wherever you walk in Galway, (...)

The Cork hurling squad will miss the experience of former All-Ireland winner and All Star Brian Murphy, who has conformed his intercounty retirement. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And then there were none. The retirement of former All Star defender Brian Murphy means Cork hurlers now face into a new era without (...)

Cork hurler Tom Kenny has retired from intercounty hurling. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho
Cork hurler Tom Kenny retires

Cork’s Tom Kenny has announced his retirement from the inter-county hurling after 10 years on the panel and two All-Ireland winners’ medals.The Grena(...)