The Macnas Parade, The Shadow Lighter, celebrating the magical, mystical act of transformation, as it passes over the Salmon Weir Bridge in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Redoubtable Danú, mammy of the Tuatha de Danann, spread a little magic on her twilight stroll through Galway’s streets on Sunday evening for the annua(...)

A witch from the Spirits of Meath Halloween festival. Photograph: Barry Cronin

With Halloween around the corner, it’s time to start making planning the weekend. Here is a quick selection of events that will entertain the whole fa(...)

 Stormy seas off Brighton Beach yesterday. Millions of people in parts of the UK have been told to brace themselves for what is predicted to be one of the worst storms for years with heavy rain and hurricane-force winds expected. Photograph: Dan Dennison/Getty Images

Fears that Ireland would be struck by the force of Storm St Jude receded last night as Met Éireann predicted the country would be spared the worst of (...)