The four-star hotel achieving a happy marriage of luxury and sustainability Inchydoney lead

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa offers cosy escapes during the colder months, or something a bit more exhilarating to those looking for adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way

Sponsored by Inchydoney Island Lounge & Spa
Seán Moncrieff: I met a friend 40 years on, in strange circumstances My friends and I played a lot on building sites. As with London, those friends were kids from Irish families who went to the local Catholic school.  Photograph: iStock

Decades after we played on building sites, I met Frank again. His story was an inspiration

Ireland’s shortest day will not fall on December 21st this year Winter solstice lottery winners in the chamber at Newgrange on December 21st, 2017. Misty weather blocked the sunrise from entering the chamber. Photograph: Alan Betson

We celebrate winter solstice on December 21st. But that’s not always accurate

Christmas shows and classic movies for all the family Kym Marsh, Tam Ryan and Shaun Williamson star in Elf – A Christmas Spectacular at 3Arena

Festive shows this season include Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Oliver! and Elf

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