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Winter walks

Hiking in the outdoors is a great way of staying in shape, and a well-proven gateway to a healthy and positive lifestyle. At summer’s end however, man(...)

‘The problem with snow is it exacts a price for its austere beauty’

There is an indefinable magic to snow. Few, indeed, will not experience some quickening of the pulse when winter crystals shroud the hilltops. With an(...)

The Galtee Mountain range with highest peak Galtymore Mountain and the Glen of Aherlow to the forefront, Co Tipperary

To start this cycle, head northwest from Galbally, Co Limerick, on the R662 and turn east after 4km. By now into Co Tipperary, it is a relatively stra(...)

Traversing Galtybeg’s ice-crusted ridge, I am rewarded with expansive views over Aherlow, Slievenamuck and beyond to the Silvermine mountains

It happened late this season. Usually they sport winter attire for Christmas, but this year it was bare tops through the festive period. In fact, it t(...)

 United States Secretary of State, John Kerry (right) meets Minister for Foreign Affairs  Charles Flanagan in Co Wicklow during a one-day visit to Ireland.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he was “very surprised” by comments made by Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster about(...)