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There is no bad way to see the Skelligs, any angle you approach them from demonstrates their sheer absurdity, but doing so from the air is exhilarating, awe-inspiring and ridiculously opulent. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

“And down there is where Rey met Luke Skywalker for the first time,” says Naoise Barry of Aerial Adventure over the roar of the helicopter’s engine. W(...)

The view from Moanlaur ridge across Dingle Bay bay to Caragh Lake and the  Coomloughra Horseshoe at the western end of the Reeks

There is nothing more pleasurable, to my way of thinking, than striding along a ridge whose slopes run steeply down to the sea. The north side of Ding(...)

John Eagle, about to get chemotherapy for the first time

I am a survivor. It scared the living beejeepers out of me a year ago when I was told I had cancer of the oesophagus, a rush of cold sweat flowing dow(...)

The Ring of Kerry route affords many wonderful views.

This one will take some work, so take a deep breath and mount up. Cycle into Killarney and go left just after the mini-roundabout. Follow this road fo(...)

A Mass will take place at 1pm on Inishbofin, Co Galway. Photograph: Frank Miller

One of the west coast’s worst marine accidents in the past century is due to be commemorated in Connemara and north Mayo at the weekend, when the loss(...)

Hotel toiletries, one of the most common items taken from hotel rooms around the world. Photograph: Getty Images

A couple of years ago, in the Chinese city of Xi’an, I nearly ended up in jail for accidentally stealing a fancy bag from a hotel room. This bag was m(...)

Christopher Sayers (37), who was gunned down last Thursday.

The son of two Irish emigrants has been gunned down in New York by a former employee who he had fired two days previously. Christopher Sayers (37), (...)

A car which had been driven by tourists was left dangling over the lakes of Killarney at lunchtime on Friday. Photograph: Raymond O’Shea

A tourist couple were left teetering in their car high over one of Ireland’s most famous viewing spots on Friday afternoon – after a freak accident wh(...)

The pupils of Corduff National School. Photograph: princial Anna McKeown

The children of Corduff National School in Lusk remembered Thomas Ashe on the centenary of his death. Ashe died in the Mater hospital as a result of(...)

Dinner on the Orient Express ... in Galway

As film buffs await the release, on November 6th, of the new Murder on the Orient Express movie, what better way to get in the mood than to dine in on(...)

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