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A humanist wedding ceremony  was celebrated by Sarah’s brother Cónal

“Just happier overall.” That’s how Mark and Sarah feel since their wedding last December. The couple, both from Dublin, were students in UCD and sta(...)

Tree climbing in Rock Farm Slane

I remember the time when city breaks became a thing. When budget airlines went ballistic. You left work on a Friday, dashed to the airport and took a (...)

Lugnaquilla, Glenmalure, Co Wicklow Lugnaquilla at 925m is our highest mountain outside Kerry, putting it high on the to-do list. It doesn’t score hi(...)

Public transport operators are advising passengers to check the revised timetables online before travelling over the weekend. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

Public transport operators are advising passengers to check revised timetables online before travelling over the weekend. Bus Dublin Bus will opera(...)

The Boora Pyramid at Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co Offaly.
Family walks for Christmas
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  • December 21, 2016, 13:00

Often, I am asked my favourite season for exploring the countryside. Most expect it will be spring or autumn, but actually it’s Christmastime that doe(...)

Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation: hosted ‘Milestones on a Journey of Hope’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Leaders of the various faiths in Ireland have issued a joint plea for an end to violence in the Middle East. At a meeting this week in the Glencree (...)

Have reins, will travel: five days to the sound of methodical clip clopping, crockery jangling, you calibrate to a different frequency

Ulster won’t budge, which is a problem, he is the mischievous piebald pony we have rented along with a gypsy caravan for four nights. The four miles t(...)

‘The Baptism of the King of Cashel by St Patrick’ by James Barry.

Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art, the National Gallery of Ireland’s new exhibition, and its main contribution to the Decade of Centenaries,(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. Among survivors of clerical child sex abuse, no other Catholic Church leader comes close in their esteem. File photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

A friend resorted to the Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel this week in response to all the talk of “strange goings-on” at the national seminary in Mayn(...)

The Avonmore is unlike most Irish rivers – quick and clear and flowing through deep woods, it provides a glimpse of how the river valleys once looked before the country was deforested.

T he Avonmore in Co Wicklow makes a case for being one of Ireland’s great rivers. What it lacks in length and volume, it makes up with sheer spirit, (...)

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