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Clough Oughter Castle, Lough Oughter, Co Cavan

About 20 feet away, two “fishermen” float by in an inflatable boat. I say “fishermen” as having the equipment doesn’t necessarily mean you deserve the(...)

InishBofin, Co Galway. Photograph: Declan Surpless

Our offhsore havens are opening up again – a perfect excuse to get away from it all In the darkest days of lockdown anyone with a grá for our of(...)

PJ O’Flaherty of Joe Watty’s bar and restaurant in Kilronan, Inishmore. Photograph: Andrew Downes

“It is almost at the moment as if the island is grieving,” says PJ O’Flaherty as we sit on the stone wall outside Joe Watty’s, his pub and restaurant (...)

Niamh Algar: the Mullingar-born actor has been selected as one of Bafta’s rising stars. Photograph: Bafta

Irish actor Niamh Algar has been selected by Bafta as one of the rising stars of the British film industry. Algar, who was born in Mullingar, says sh(...)

File image of a drone. File photograph: Getty Images

The delivery of crucial medicine by drone from Galway to the Aran Islands has been hailed as a first which could be lifesaving in an emergency. The s(...)

You could be forgiven for thinking that islanders are somewhat at a disadvantage when it comes to sourcing high-quality produce, but, according to one(...)

Chris Walley accepts the Best Actor In A Supporting Role award for The Lieutenant Of Inishmore on stage during The Olivier Awards in London, England. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images.

Young offenders star Chris Walley has won an Olivier award for his work in Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore which ran in the West End las(...)

Tom Geary on his boat with Máirín Ní Churraoin at the pier, An Phortaigh, on Mweenish Island near Carna. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy. 23/11/2018

When news of another storm hits our screens most of us will batten down the hatches, but really only metaphorically. For islanders, on the frontl(...)

Rising stars: actor Chris Walley and film producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly. Photographs: BAFTA/Phil Fisk

While you might not expect to find any Irish people on an initiative named BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, the British academy has named Young Offenders act(...)

Tourists in Santorini. Photograph: Athanasios Gioumpasis/Getty Images

Imagine 2½ million tourists arriving each summer on Inishmore. That’s the number of visitors to the Greek island of Mykonos – half by plane, half by c(...)

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