Detail of a photograph by Paul Scannell of McCarthy, an abandoned mining  town in Alaska

Hiking in eastern Alaska some time ago, Dublin photographer Paul Scannell chanced upon a small town called McCarthy, where he was so charmed by the am(...)

Ready to go: Liam Lysaght, a keen member of the Marble City Cyclers

When Christopher McCandless, the “American supertramp”, abandoned his educated middle-class comforts to “walk into the wild”, he had hoped for a type (...)

Cork’s Graham Canty, left, and former Kerry footballer Séamus Moynihan carry the Sam Maguire Cup to the summit of Carrauntoohil, Co Kerry, during the ‘Sam to Summit’ in aid of the Alan Kerins Project. Photo:  Valerie O’Sullivan/Sportsfile

Darkness at the break of noon, as the summit, almost vertically above us now, is suddenly eclipsed, and shadows itself from the big hard sun. No one s(...)