Ballinskelligs

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Jarvey Ted Kissane makes the trip along the Black Valley to Lord Brandon’s Cottage, where visitors will have lunch and depart in boats for Ross Castle, Killarney, Co Kerry. File photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

For decades, the international image of Killarney has been one of jarveys carrying American visitors out from the town to local beauty spots. However,(...)

Photograph: Ronan Melia, via Getty Images

The days are getting shorter and alas we must all concede that the amazing summer of 2018 has come to an end. But there’s no need to get too morose ab(...)

Ann Gilmore closes the door for on the last day of business at the Post Office in Ballindine, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The chief executive of An Post has said he is not attacking rural Ireland but is ensuring the viability of the company. “What we are doing is the opp(...)

A €20 million, 15-storey, glass fronted triangular office building is to be built in the docklands in Cork city, on a brownfield site just yards from the Parnell Place bus station

A €20 million, 15-storey, glass fronted triangular office building is to be built in the docklands in Cork city, on a brownfield site just yards from (...)

The Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic Band

We’re almost afraid to say it out loud, for fear of putting a hex on it, but it looks like the weather could be good for this May bank holiday weekend(...)

Portmagee is well known for its fishing and as a major departure point for boat trips to the Skellig Islands.

For a relatively short cycle, this route packs a punch – for its Atlantic scenery and undulating coastal terrain as well as an opportunity to cycle on(...)

The Green Party in Cork has come out in support of a campaign by a local artist to block plans by an Irish-American developer for Ireland’s tallest sk(...)

Flood waters entered houses on Fr Griffin Road, Galway, during Storm Eleanor on Tuesday evening. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Roads have been closed in parts of Galway city and Salthill due to flash flooding as the first storm of 2018, Eleanor, arrived on Tuesday evening. Th(...)

There is no bad way to see the Skelligs, any angle you approach them from demonstrates their sheer absurdity, but doing so from the air is exhilarating, awe-inspiring and ridiculously opulent. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

“And down there is where Rey met Luke Skywalker for the first time,” says Naoise Barry of Aerial Adventure over the roar of the helicopter’s engine. W(...)

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Chalcedony, lapis lazuli, turquoise, rose quartz, lime jade, lavender amethyst, onyx, gold stone, blue lace agate – the names of semi-precious stones (...)

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