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The Summer Isles author Philip Marsden on board his wooden boat. Philip sailed over from Cornwall to Dingle, the starting point of his adventure for his book

My first on-board visitor was Danny Sheehy. Poet, boat-builder, fisherman and farmer, Danny was also the veteran of several epic sea voyages. When I’d(...)

Rescue 115 airlifted a man and two children  to Tralee General Hospital for treatment after being swept out to sea at Derrynane, Co Kerry. File photograph: Irish Coast Guard/PA Wire

A man and two children have been airlifted to hospital after they got into difficulty while swimming in Co Kerry this (Sunday) afternoon. It was the (...)

 Kenny Rumball skippering the J109 Jedi at the start of June’s Round Ireland Race. The recovery of a man overboard from the yacht at night during the 700-mile race led to a Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Seamanship Trophy. Photo: David O’Brien

Key Irish sailing events are reporting buoyant entries for 2019 with early take-up at Ireland’s biggest regatta up as much as 70 per cent for July’s b(...)

Ballybunion beach, seen from the local golf club. Photograph: Alan Betson

A major search operation is continuing for a kitesurfer reported missing off the coast of Co Kerry on Sunday afternoon. The alarm was raised at 5pm a(...)

Nearly 200 landowners are in talks with Kerry County Council over a proposed 20km greenway. Photograph: Kerry County Council

Minister of State for Tourism and Kerry TD Brendan Griffin has expressed confidence that a resolution will be found with landowners which will allow t(...)

Staff at the Liebherr plant in Killarney have been told the three-day week would be “temporary”.

Liebherr Container Cranes in Killarney, Co Kerry, the southwest region’s biggest heavy engineering company, has given its staff formal notice of a thr(...)

The court heard Áine Stack, of Bedford, Listowel emerged from a side road into the path of US tourists.

A 23-year-old woman has been found guilty of dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm to an American tourist near Tralee in August 2013. Veterin(...)

Catching the sunset at Meenogahane Pier. Photograph: Wild Water Adventures

About six months ago I tweeted about a wild swimming set-up I had come across in north Kerry, saying if I could marry a company it would be this one. (...)

The countryside between Barrow and Churchill.

At the roundabout follow the R551 north in the direction of Ardfert and Ballyheigue. The first section of road between Tralee and Ardfert is a mere 8k(...)

Jacqui Dunphy with  Beibhinn and Caoimhe. “When you have kids you have to make a choice: you miss your sessions or you get the first round done before they wake and you do the other one after they go to bed.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Getting to the start line for an Ironman distance race – a 2.4-mile (3.86km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25km) bicycle ride, and a 26.22-mile (42.20km) mara(...)

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