Roz Purcell on Slievenamon

Nothing beats a good meal after a hike in the great outdoors. Here, food writers and hikers share their favourite walks around Ireland, with a great p(...)

Save the Barrow line committee members Marie Kinsella, Olivia O’Leary and Anne Butler: An Bord Pleanála has rejected a Waterways Ireland plan for a hard surface along the towpath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Broadcaster Olivia O’Leary loves the Barrow, the longest of the Three Sister rivers that rises in the Slieve Blooms and marks the boundary between Kil(...)

Larry McMahon, Mary Bowden and Lena Kenny  at the Prague House Care Company, Chapel St, Freshford, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The future accommodation of almost 300 older people in the southeast is in doubt unless a new funding stream can be found for their accommodation. Ji(...)

Neptune on the way to beating Commercial in the final of the women’s Club Eight at Commercial Regatta on Sunday night. Photograph: Liam Gorman

The contests on the water were almost secondary as Neptune and Commercial staged two monster regattas while battling with sometimes appalling weather (...)

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The 12 walks of Christmas
  • Travel
  • December 23, 2017, 06:00

The turkey is not the only one getting stuffed this Christmas. Amid all the glasses raised and the dinners downed, give your body a break on one of ou(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

Dan  paddles down the Barrow river in an open-top Canadian canoe

The canoe might be the finest vessel ever built for the traveller. In a canoe you can explore slowly and intently, just like walking or cycling, but f(...)

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Auction Results: Tuesday (August 15th): John Weldon Auctioneers, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Auction of silver, jewellery and gold coins. A gol(...)

Greg Broderick on Zuidam wins the Speed Stakes at the 2017 Horse Show at the  RDS. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

SHOW JUMPING Ireland had the perfect start to the international jumping action in the Main Arena at this year’s Dublin Horse Show when winning both c(...)

Perfect cycling conditions for a picturesque loop in Co Clare peppered with monuments and places of interest.  Photograph: Mark McGrath

Start your cycle in the matchmaking centre of the world, Lisdoonvarna, popularised by the Christy Moore song. Cycle south-west on the R478 to Doolin a(...)

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