Glencree

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‘I knew Glencree well, had walked and run those hills. Had made a home there. But my treatment forced me to consider everything differently, more closely’

It is 5am. Outside, in the Wicklow hills, a southwesterly gale blows up the Glencree valley and billows around the house. I am restless. Despite the (...)

Amy Cahill: ‘Sometimes teachers jump to criticise something written by a student, instead of appreciating it.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw, for The Irish Times

When Amy Cahill’s powerful and painful story My Mammy Lives in a Box was published in The Irish Times, “I had messages from people on Facebook, sendin(...)

Paddy O’Leary   during his record run on The Wicklow Round.  Photograph: Ian MacLellan

There is a certain myth and perhaps misconception about the ultra marathon trail runner which Paddy O’Leary appears to talk up and play down at the sa(...)

Niall Leonach and Noel Barry, chairman and secretary respectively of the Enniskerry Walkers Association, had claimed, since 1760, there was a public road in the disputed area known as the Old Coach Road. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The Supreme Court has refused to hear a further appeal in a long-running dispute concerning whether a public right of way exists over about 500 metres(...)

A drone captures images of a gorse fire in Sandyford, Dublin. Screen grab: Dublin Fire Brigade video

A break in the weather could be on the horizon by this time next week but rain is by no means certain, Met Éireann has said. “We are going to see ver(...)

 Firemen attend gorse fires at the Tolka Valley estate in Finglas on Thursday as temperatures in Dublin hit 24 degrees. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Gorse fires continued to spread across parts of the country on Thursday as temperatures soared above 30 degrees. In Wicklow, students and teachers w(...)

The capacity for violence remained “very near to the surface” in Northern Ireland and  politicians must “take their time” in any discussions around future governance, former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Seamus Mallon has warned. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

Former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Seamus Mallon has warned that holding a border poll based on the premise of securing a 50 per cent plus (...)

Three-judge appeal court on Tuesday dismisses appeal by Niall Leonach and Noel Barry of the Enniskerry Walkers Association.

Two hillwakers have failed to prove as a matter of law a public right of way exists over 500 metres of a landowner’s property in an area of “great sce(...)

Snow drifts are making roads impassable in Rathmore, Co Kildare.  Photograph: Niall Sargent

When Fionnuala Rogerson and her family moved into the Glencree Valley 30 years ago, they thought heavy snow in Wicklow would be a regular occurrence, (...)

The sights got better  as I continued a slow climb on the forestry track to Ride Rock

There are some days when all we want is a short, simple and safe hill-walking experience; even the “hards” among us can sometimes happily pass up on g(...)

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