File image of  pilgrims climbing Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The lack of parking facilities at Croagh Patrick has resulted in pilgrims’ vehicles blocking paths, driveways and an emergency helicopter pad, local r(...)

Beerista: in three years of brewery visits I’ve sampled too many beers to count. Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty

When I visited the Mescan brewery, in Co Mayo, a few years back, they described themselves as the Galapagos Islands of brewing. Situated in the foothi(...)

A six-year-old girl was admitted to hospital last month with cryptosporidium and e-coli. Photograph: Getty Images

Beaches may be closed by landowners along the southern shores of Clew Bay’s Wild Atlantic Way in a row over the quality of drinking water in the area.(...)

 Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo: Thousands of people, many of them tourists, climb the mountain, known locally as the Reek, each year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Croagh Patrick may be off limits this summer if local landowners carry out a threat to close access to commonage in a protest over water quality. Tho(...)

The Mindfulness Matters project is inspired by the fact that whenever Derval Dunford looks out her window at home she sees Croagh Patrick in its various moods.

I have a persistent memory of a man who had retired from farming sitting outside his home in Naas, basking in the sunshine as my father and I drove b(...)

Pilgrims Shauna (9) and her dad Ray Murphy, Devlin, Louisburgh, Co.Mayo take a break as they Make their way up Croagh Patrick at dawn for the annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage. Pic: Michael Mc Laughlin

Up to 30,000 pilgrims made the journey to the summit of Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo today to celebrate Reek Sunday. The first mass of the day commences (...)

The stone visible on the altar is the “Leac na Naomh” which the locals used to swear upon in order to cause storms to prove that they spoke the truth.

A medieval pilgrimage “round”, or circuit, has been identified on the Mayo island of Caher, which archaeologists believe shines fresh light on reli(...)