Forty per cent of respondents to a recent survey said they now feel pressure to take “more adventurous” holidays

Are you more interested in showing off or switching off on holidays? In a recent travel trends survey, almost half of the respondents (47 per cent) sa(...)

Benbulbin, Co Sligo: its level “summit” seems  to suggest a magical hidden space

Benbulbin in Sligo casts a little spell on all who come close. It is one of our most celebrated mountains, and a real stimulus for the imagination. It(...)

For a small nation, we've plenty to boast about

CONNACHT Galway Galway has always been a hub for visitors, notably including Christopher Columbus, who pitched up in 1477 and is thought to have atte(...)

Part of the beautiful Mullaghmore Loop in Co Sligo.

“Summer’s here!” said the first person we passed just outside picturesque Mullaghmore Harbour. And, of course, summer wasn’t “here”: it was mid-Januar(...)

Florian Wagner and Jürgen Schäffer riding on Clare Island

Hoofing it for 1,300km from Mizen to Malin has been more odyssey than pilgrimage for German photographer Florian Wagner and his merry team of horses (...)

Donegal town, in the south of the county, is a pretty market town that was once the stronghold of the O’Donnell clan. Their ancestral home, Donegal C(...)

Map: OS Discovery series sheet no 16. Start/finish: Trawgar, 3km NW of Grange village and N15. Time: 7km, about two hours (including stops), vi(...)

Get down in Dublin Dublin’s newest hotel, The Dean, is custom made to appeal to a younger clientele, the type that finds proximity to a city’s (...)

The Fermanagh Lakelands

To view more content including videos of locations in the longlist, visit www.irishtimes.com/gowild The Irish Times has chosen five finalists i(...)

Edel Shannon with Sandra Oman and Morgan Crowley for  Opera in the Open. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

It is not hard to amuse yourself when you have cash. A trip to the cinema at some point over the last four weeks of the summer will cost a family of f(...)