Clifden

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Inishbofin Island, Co Galway, which is famed for its “pirate presence” of Grace O’Malley . Photograph: Frank Miiller/The Irish Times

Inishbofin has become the first Irish island to receive an international ecotourism award. The Ecotourism award, which will be presented today to a (...)

Tollymore Forest Park. Photograph: Tourism Ireland

For some of us, the very best place to barbecue is in our own back garden. For others, the kitchen cooker starts to look very well located indeed by (...)

Pete Ball at home near Clifden: “By trying to steal the Ukip vote and keep right-wing Tory backbenchers happy, Cameron has been clever, but the British taxpayer is paying for all this political manoeuvring.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Pete Ball (50), an Englishman living in Connemara, gets quite incensed when he thinks about the British referendum on European Union membership. “It’(...)

The quality of bathing water at popular beaches fell dramatically in 2014. Such a rapid deterioration had not been experienced since 1991 and the caus(...)

Galway auctioneer Matt O’Sullivan is asking €470,000 for The Prince’s Cottage, a five-bedroom house on an acre of land about a mile from the village (...)

More cars than ever are failing the National Car Test. A total of 48 per cent of cars – or just over 650,000 – passed the test last year compared t(...)

We spend half the year in Errislannan in Clifden, and we were there in May 2011 when I reached out to scratch an itchy foot and knocked a tick off. I (...)

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