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Castle Island, Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co Roscommon. The park offers great walking trails and lots of activities for older children

Good with small children   Burren National Park, Co Clare The orange and green routes make for nice easy walks through woodland and wildflower-(...)

Burren boreen. Photograph: David Kavanagh

No matter what way you look at it, cycling is booming. Encouraged by the Cycle to Work Scheme, more and more people are realising the benefits of comm(...)

Apart from some long grass and reeds at the start of the summit ridge walk in the Sheeffry Hills in Co Mayo, the going is easy.

The perennial problem of a long traverse of a mountain range is what to do when you get to the far end and must face a long road walk back to your car(...)

A two-night stay at Knockranny House, with bed and breakfast, and the pescatarian tasting menu on one night, is excellent value at €199 per person sharing

Westport is one of those seaside spots along Ireland’s Atlantic coast that puts the weary traveller instantly at ease. The shoulders relax at the firs(...)

Bernard Heaney, a lifelong resident of Inisturk fishing in the bay

“Good morning, Clifden, this is Island Discovery, en route to Inishbofin with six passengers and five crew,” says the man at the wheel, Dermot Concann(...)

Fine Irish offerings: it’s good to have a selection of styles and strengths to keep all your guests happy

“Drink less, drink better,” is a well-worn phrase of Belgian brewers and it’s a good one to think about as we head into the busy party season. There (...)

Looking Back by Eric Luke: West of Ireland, 1980s

How newspaper photographers manage to get any images at all is a mystery to most of us. They work under sometimes chaotic, sometimes overly controlle(...)

     Staff from Wyse Property Management who climbed Croagh Patrick last month in memory of company founder Joe Wyse, who passed away from cancer in November 2015.

More than 50 staff at Wyse Property Management got together last month to climb Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo to raise funds for Our Lady’s Hospice and Ca(...)

‘The Baptism of the King of Cashel by St Patrick’ by James Barry.

Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art, the National Gallery of Ireland’s new exhibition, and its main contribution to the Decade of Centenaries,(...)

Initially it’s all low-lying fields and woodland paths before the route suddenly dives into the wildest of Mayo countryside

‘Light a candle before you go, include strangers in your group and no complaining.” With these words from Fr Frank Fahey of Ballintubber Abbey, we be(...)

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