Brandon

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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,(...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

Brandon, Lacie and Lia Pearson, who died following a blaze at their home in Greater Manchester. Photograph: Greater Manchester Police/PA Wire

Two men have been handed life sentences for murdering four children when they petrol bombed a family home as part of a feud with the victims’ older br(...)

Catching the sunset at Meenogahane Pier. Photograph: Wild Water Adventures

About six months ago I tweeted about a wild swimming set-up I had come across in north Kerry, saying if I could marry a company it would be this one. (...)

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The 12 walks of Christmas
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  • December 23, 2017, 06:00

The turkey is not the only one getting stuffed this Christmas. Amid all the glasses raised and the dinners downed, give your body a break on one of ou(...)

Dundalk defender Niclas Vemmelund and Shamrock Rovers’s Gary Shaw in action during last night’s FAI Cup semi-final at Oriel Park. Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

After Friday’s slightly tame semi-final at Turner’s Cross, Rovers lit this one up with a second-half display that made clear their determination to ma(...)

The search resumed this morning although visibility is said to be poor. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The body of a man missing on Mount Brandon in Co Kerry has been found. The man, aged in his early 60s, had been missing since Tuesday. His body was (...)

A section of the walkers reach the summit of Mount Brandon

Like many other walkers, I like to take advantage of the long daylight hours of summer to take a tilt at a good long ridge walk. This year I decided t(...)

Mac a tSíthigh was known for his quick wit, and his three commandments for the ‘Naomhóg na Tinte’ crew were ‘no captain, no complaining, no anger’

Dómhnall Mac a tSíthigh, who died off the Iberian coast after his naomhóg capsized last month, was an award-winning storyteller and poet, broadcaster,(...)

Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich outside the house he built on a truck in Baile na bPoc. Locals in the west Kerry Gaeltacht are finding it almost impossible to get planning permission. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Tiny-house living fascinates Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, though it is more by accident than design. His own tigín in west Kerry’s Baile na bPoc bears all(...)

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