Glencree

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Ireland is blessed with a myriad of cycling routes suitable for cyclists of all standards.

From epic rides along the rugged coast or over high mountain passes, to perfectly flat and leisurely spins along by lakes and canals, her(...)

 Looking north towards Tibradden and Two Rock Mt from Cruagh Mt. Photograph: Francis Bradley

We were born just around the corner from each other and an even 100 years apart, and depending on the play of light or the hour of need, my morning or(...)

Stacey King outside Re-Cycle Bikes in the Dublin Mountains. Photograph: DLR

It was either Monday or Tuesday evening on the way back up the viciously steep hairpin corner known as The Devil’s Elbow when a horrible creaking nois(...)

Colin Murphy: a life-long journey of encounters and dialogue with those of different Christian traditions, and later those who experienced hurt and harm through violent conflict, and later again as a result of racial and religious intolerance

After a lifetime of working for peace on the island of Ireland, Colin William Murphy died quietly in Newcastle, Co Wicklow, this year. Born in the h(...)

Gary Houston from Northern Ireland with a fine Sheelin trout.

Brenda Montgomery’s weekly bulletin on Lough Sheelin always makes for interesting reading. In her latest report, she highlights the lakes eutrophicati(...)

Patricia O Connor’s body was dismembered into 15 separate parts

A brother and sister have described finding a human torso in the Wicklow mountains while having a picnic, with one of them describing the body part as(...)

‘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(...)

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