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The Octagon in Westport, Co Mayo. Photograph: Eye Ubiquitous/UIG via Getty Images

Noel Kavanagh will have invested just shy of €6 million between his two businesses on Westport’s Octagon by the end of this year. “The timing couldn’t(...)

Kari Kola’s artwork Savage Beauty in Connemara

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Or in this case: if the illumination of a whole Connemara mountai(...)

 Aidan and Marina Murphy with their daughter Anna, aged 4 at their home in Ballinrobe, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

They say that moving house is near the top of the leader board when it comes to stressful events – so most people try to keep it to a minimum. But Ma(...)

There is a pretty, castellated footbridge over the Cong river, where another scene from The Quiet Man was shot.

By any standards, The Quiet Man is an extravagant excursion into twee stage Irishness – an enormous cliche from start to finish. It had no relevance e(...)

Ashford Castle: The original castle dates back to 1228, when it was built as a stronghold for the Anglo Norman de Burgo family.

A number of years ago I had an American boyfriend who was keen to see Cong, home of the 1952 film The Quiet Man, and Ashford Castle. Americans tend to(...)

Service please. Photograph: Getty

Ireland’s carefully cultivated tourism image as the land of a hundred thousand welcomes took a hit this week when one of the big names in the hospital(...)

Winners of the 40th Lough Melvin Competition (from left), Stevie Ellis and Chris Callaghan with Gareth Foley of Foley Boats (standing) and club president Malcolm Finney.

The picturesque village of Garrison in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland came alive last weekend as hundreds of anglers from across Ireland and abroad gathe(...)

In attendance at Cast a Line for Autism competition, from left, organiser Dorrie Gibbons, winner Mark Dermott, Irish Guide Dogs chairman, Frank Downey and guide dog Gallagher.

“WE are very grateful to Dorrie Gibbons and the competition supporters for fundraising on behalf of the Irish Guide Dogs (IGD),” declared Galway branc(...)

Alex Findlater, who will be buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery, Harold’s Cross,  following a funeral in St Brigid’s church, Stillorgan, next Thursday

The former chairman of Findlater Wine Merchants, Alex Findlater, has died following a horse-riding accident in India. Mr Findlater was the last fami(...)

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(...)

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