Croagh

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The Burren in Co Clare.

In the late Seamus Heaney’s poem Postscript, he beseeches the reader to take the time to drive out west to Co Clare’s Flaggy Shore where the Atlantic (...)

Beautiful day at Cap Cana seacoast in the Dominican Republic

Welcome back Turkey Turkey is back and on sale for June. Direct flights from Dublin to Dalaman from June 24th. The two popular resorts of Bodrum and (...)

Glovers Alley by Andy McFadden in Dublin 2

Chefs and restaurant managers say it is the worst night of the year to dine out. But their negativity about February 14th may have more to do with the(...)

22 Crosbie House, Northbrook Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin 6: the  one-bed flat on the third floor sold for 9.6% above its asking price of €260,000.

The five properties below all sold for around €285,000. They are in Ranelagh, Inchicore, Carrickmines and Ballybrack in Dublin, and Westport in Co May(...)

Another motorist was caught driving 171km/h in a 120km/h zone on the M7 in Nenagh, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí detected 225 vehicles breaking the speed limit over National Slow Down Day, which ended at 7am on Saturday. A motorist travelling at 177km/h i(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

The Reek Sunday pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

A clash between religion and GAA fervour on national pilgrimage day to Croagh Patrick yesterday produced what was accepted on all sides as an honourab(...)

“It was dark and cold, with a swirling mist, on the summit of Croagh Patrick early yesterday morning. At 2.30am the few pilgrims there crouched before(...)

‘Detaching myself from the throng, I gaze upon the 360 degree cornucopia of wonder that I never grow weary of’

This week my offering comes from a room in the sublimely located Castlerosse Hotel, which offers some seriously attractive views over Killarney’s reno(...)

Cnoc na dTobar mountain towers above Cahersiveen, and has been a sacred site since the pagan Lúghnasa festival was celebrated on its  summit

Until recently Irish people wishing to enjoy the serene delight of pilgrim walking were obliged to first undertake the penitential exercise of negotia(...)

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