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East Mayo Anglers’ Association vice chairman Mick Kane with River Moy 13lb springer caught on club water last week.

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced a new funding call for three schemes during 2019 aimed at conservation and development projects nationwid(...)

The Ashford Castle Gin Tray Tasting Experience  costs €65 per person
High spirits at Ashford Castle

The driveway up to Ashford Castle is enough to make half the people in your car lean out the window shouting “pull in, pull in, I need to get a pictur(...)

’Moonlight’ by Rockwell Kent. Courtesy of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum

When Kevin Magee walked into Roarty’s pub in Glencolmcille, in search of refreshment after a long day’s cycling, the first thing he noticed was a fram(...)

Ashford Castle sits on 365 acres overlooking Lough Corrib. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

As I pull up at the door of Ashford Castle and eyeball the beaming man in the racing green top hat and tails making his way towards my car, I marvel a(...)

A street feast on Clonakilty’s Main Street. The town was part of the winning bid for West Cork to be named Foodie Destination of the year by the Restaurants Association of Ireland. Photograph: Dermot Sullivan/clonakity.ie

West Cork has been named the winner of Ireland’s Top 10 Foodie Destinations for 2017. The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI), in association wit(...)

The two-night ‘Ashford Castle Fairytale experience’ includes private chauffeur, afternoon tea, falconry and lots, lots more - if your pockets are deep enough to afford the €4,350 to €6,350 price tag

A “fairytale” experience at Ashford Castle has been listed as one of the 25 best travel experiences in the world. The listing was compiled by US trav(...)

The Boyne Valley is Ireland’s reigning Top Foodie Destination, and a finalist in this year’s competition

Remember when Kinsale was known as the gourmet capital of Ireland, largely due to the work of its Good Food Circle and the Gourmet Festival, which thi(...)

He worked up until his 79th birthday, before announcing his second retirement due to “more important things to attend to”.

Dave MacGowan (June 6th, 1930 – March 25th, 2017) was the son of the local Garda sergeant, and he grew up mostly in Co Mayo. When he wasn’t “hooking f(...)

Happy German anglers on Killala Bay

THE universally popular Bridie Fleming has retired after 45 years working in the angling/business development division at Inland Fisheries Ireland. Th(...)

 Rory McIlroy and  Erica Stoll are marrying today at Ashford Castle, Cong, Co Mayo. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Stevie Wonder performed a 90-minute concert at Ashford Castle on Friday night for guests, ahead of the wedding today of Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll. (...)

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