Clew Bay

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The angel shark has faced quite different threats to leave it ‘critically endangered’. Drawing: Michael Viney

There are many strange-shaped sharks in the world, but a big fish native to big sandy bays on Ireland’s west coast is among the least shark-like of al(...)

A six-year-old girl was admitted to hospital last month with cryptosporidium and e-coli. Photograph: Getty Images

Beaches may be closed by landowners along the southern shores of Clew Bay’s Wild Atlantic Way in a row over the quality of drinking water in the area.(...)

The stone visible on the altar is the “Leac na Naomh” which the locals used to swear upon in order to cause storms to prove that they spoke the truth.

A medieval pilgrimage “round”, or circuit, has been identified on the Mayo island of Caher, which archaeologists believe shines fresh light on reli(...)