Connemara

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Coastal lake in Connemara. Illustration: Michael Viney

When Europe’s vegetation crept back after the last ice age, Ireland was left rather limited in species. But many of our native plants now grow in land(...)

Inishbofin, Co Galway: unmatched coastal vistas  and a lack of serious hills

Could Inishbofin actually be the Costa del Ireland? On my previous visits the weather had been uniformly glorious. Now I was heading back for a specia(...)

A view of the  archaeological site discovered at Liopa Thoir in Co Galway

An archaeologist has said a site recently discovered in Connemara, Co Galway may have been a crannóg dating back over 4,000 years. Michael Gibbons sa(...)

Lettergesh Loop, Connemara, Co Galway

This walk has the loveliest start point, directly above a beach with beautiful sea views of rock and island. The only problem is that, on a good summe(...)

Omey Island, Connemara, Co Galway

The Ice Age left south Connemara in an awful mess. Great untidy dumps of sediment, erratic boulders and hollows littered a chaotic and colourless land(...)

The converted Vickers Vimy bomber used by John Alcock and Arthur Brown to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight. It “landed” in Derrigimlagh bog in Connemara on June 15th, 1919. File photograph: Science & Society Picture Library/SSPL/Getty Images

Commemorations are being held in Clifden, Co Galway, this weekend to mark the centenary of John Alcock and Arthur Brown’s famous transatlantic flight (...)

Ireland: A four-bed bungalow in Maam Cross, Connemara, Co Galway

DNG Martin O’Connor is seeking €155,000 for this four-bedroom bungalow on half an acre in Maam Cross, Connemara, Co Galway. France: Village(...)

Three things work to make an enjoyable walk: the route taken, its stories and of course, the weather. When we came to walk the Lúibín Mhaírois, or Moy(...)

Roundstone village, Connemara

Almost 3 acres of serviced land at Roundstone village in Connemara, Co Galway, is to be offered for sale by a long-time owner who is planning to retir(...)

Solicitor Damien Tansey, with Kathleen, Sorcha and John Conroy, the parents and sister of the late Aibha Conroy (6), leaving the High Court. Photograph: Collins Courts.

University Hospital Galway has apologised to the family of a six-year-old girl who died three days after she was brought to the hospital suffering fro(...)

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