Clonbur

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The role of butterflies as indicators of healthy habitats, and as useful pollinators, is only beginning to be generally appreciated.

“Mysterious and little-known organisms live within walking distance of where you sit. Splendour awaits . . ” EO Wilson, who first published the term (...)

Alan Hough, centre, accepting the Ignatius Cup from John Burke, left, and Tómas Burke

More than 100 anglers were glued to Nuacht on TG4 in Burke’s of Clonbur, Co Galway, to watch playback of the first day of the Burke’s fly fishing com(...)

The mushroom cloud over Hiroshima. Photograph: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Inset: Sr Julie Canny

Among those who witnessed the atomic bomb which dropped on Hiroshima 70 years ago today was an Irish nun Sr Julia Canny. Sr Julia, was originally fro(...)

The mushroom cloud over Hiroshima. Photograph: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Inset: Sr Julie Canny

The dropping of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima was one of the most important single events of the 20th century and ushered in the atomic age. Between 70(...)