Ballybunion

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Former Kerry footballer Ger Power is one of just six footballers with eight All-Ireland medals.

Ger Power laughs as he recalls the oft-told story about the holiday the Kerry senior football team had planned if they won a fifth successive All-Irel(...)

 Ronan Mullarney   celebrates on the 18th green in the final of the   Irish Amateur Close Championship at Ballybunion Golf Club. Photograph: Pat Cashman

Ronan Mullarney had little to prove to his peers but he admitted it was a relief to finally capture his maiden championship with a steely one-hole win(...)

Alan Fahy (Dun Laoghaire) pitching to the sixth green during  his Irish Amateur Close   quarter-final victory over Eoin Murphy  at Ballybunion Golf Club. Photograph:  Pat Cashman

Robert Brazill’s stock seven-iron soars 180 yards with ease but he’s loving being asked to drill it 110-yards into a 50kmph Ballybunion breeze as he s(...)

Several hundred families drawn from Kerry, Limerick and Cork intermingle on the sand when the sun shines in Ballybunion. Photograph: Mark Durkan

My Australian wife isn’t a fan of beaches or hot weather. She loves living in Ireland, where sun and sand rarely interfere with her love of books, rai(...)

Supporters at Shane Lowry’s home golf club, Esker Hills Golf Club, Tullamore, celebrate his victory. Photogrpah: Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

The Offaly Faithful were glued to the televisions in the clubhouse as their hero closed in on the British Open. Esker Hills in Tullamore, where Shane(...)

Working Abroad Q&A: Rosie Casey, from Walkinstown in Dublin, now lives in Newport in Shropshire, where she works as a handmade(...)

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards for beaches: Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, Co Cork. Photograph: TripAdvisor

Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, Co Cork has been named the best beach in Ireland in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travellers’ Choice awards for beaches. Second (...)

Limerick auctioneer, Kersten Mehl,  said  hadn’t seen such a shortage in rental stock locally since the late 1970s when Aughinish Alumina and Irish Cement were setting up their operations in Limerick and people had to rent properties as far as well as Ballybunion in Co Kerry and Ennis in Co Clare. Photograph: Getty Images

Growing demand allied to a shrinking supply of housing stock are the main driving forces behind a near 20 per cent increase in rents in both Limerick (...)

Ballybunion beach, seen from the local golf club. Photograph: Alan Betson

A major search operation is continuing for a kitesurfer reported missing off the coast of Co Kerry on Sunday afternoon. The alarm was raised at 5pm a(...)

Gabhann Dunne: ‘Crossing the Salt’ explores migration. Photograph: Studioworks

On the wall of a gallery in Limerick is a painted garland of flowers. There’s creeping buttercup, water mint, Irish lady’s tresses, bog asphodel, cuck(...)

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