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Gregan’s Castle in Ballyvaughan is perfect for a special occasion

On a recent visit to the Burren I was doubly lucky. We had a week of amazing weather, and I managed to snag one of the few tables for non-residents at(...)

Liam Jegou was the first Irish athlete to be officially selected for the Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: Canoe Ireland

Every Olympic journey is marked by a beginning, middle and end, only for Liam Jegou it feels like there’s been a lot more in between. The first Irish (...)

The stunning Loop Head in  Co Clare. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

From the Cliffs of Moher to Loop Head and the Burren, this county has plenty to offer Many years ago, in my first job in travel, I guided a bus (...)

 Liam Jegou in action at the 2019   Canoe Slalom World Championships. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

Age: 25 Event: C1 Canoe Slalom Club: CADPA Huningue Born in Brittany to a French father and an Irish mother, Jegou spent five years of his childhoo(...)

Ellen Glynn (17) recovering after her dramatic rescue from Galway Bay on Thursday.

A teenage girl who was rescued at sea on Thursday after 15 hours in the water has said she has “no idea what would have happened” to her and her cousi(...)

Adare Manor.

With the country slowly emerging from a lockdown the like of which has never been seen before, people will be anxious to escape the confines of their (...)

Many people are experiencing prolonged isolation for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

We asked readers who live alone to tell us about their experiences of the shutdown in Ireland during the past couple of months due to the Co(...)

The Cottage at Mortylough, New Quay, Co Clare

A tiny traditional cottage overlooking a lake on the Wild Atlantic Way in Co Clare has come on the market for €65,000 – and its candy-pink exterior is(...)

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(...)

Patricia Douglas with a photograph of her  son, Sean, who went missing in Co Clare in 1998. Photograph: Stephen Davison

A mother, whose 17-year-old son went missing close to the Cliffs of Moher almost 21 years ago, has in recent weeks been contacting every hotel in Co C(...)

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