Kilkee

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David Weldrick who died after getting into difficulty while swimming in Kilkee bay on Saturday. File photograph: Dave Gaynor

The man who died after being airlifted to hospital in a critical condition following a swimming incident in Co Clare on Saturday has been named locall(...)

Community members march in support of Plastic-free Kinvara’s public awareness campaign to keep the land and sea plastic-free. Photograph: Louise O’Neill Vance

The coastal village of Kinvara in Co Galway has forged an alliance of young people, artists and committed locals to tackle plastic pollution in their (...)

Bernadette Fallon: ‘I still look at the beauty of Ireland with all of the wonder that I discovered that day in the Botanic Gardens, and think how ironic it is that I was going blind before I saw it’

Would I like to spend a month travelling around Ireland and writing about it for a best-selling travel guide? Would I what! It was the dream job for a(...)

Tourists on the beach at Bray, County Wicklow, circa 1935. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Our archives contain much health advice, especially for those planning a “staycation” like generations before them. Society columns in the late 19th (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin taking part in the annual Way of The Cross  procession from the Wellington monument to the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park on Good Friday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin lamented the “harshness” of Irish Catholicism in the past while speaking at a ‘Way of the Cross’ event on Friday.(...)

An Post has issued two stamps marking Irish Coast Guard’s provision of search, rescue and monitoring services at sea, on the coast and waterways of Ireland. The stamps  are based on an original painting by the late Caitríona Lucas, who  lost her life while volunteering with the Coast Guard on September 12th, 2016.

The family of an Irish Coast Guard volunteer who died while on a search mission have said they are proud her artwork features on two newly-issued(...)

Karl ‘Gobble’ Haugh: stabbed in Kilkee

A Clare man who admitted stabbing another male in the back during a row has been acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter. Robbie Walsh (23)(...)

Karl ‘Gobble’ Haugh: stabbed in Kilkee

A murder accused told gardaí during an interview that he “only went out for a few cans and ended up killing someone”, the Central Criminal Court has h(...)

Bernard Lucas, husband of Caitríona, who died when her rib capsized during a rescue off Kilkee, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

There can be few rescuers in any coastal community anywhere occupying the tough and lonely position held by west Clare farmer Bernard Lucas. Bernard (...)

Caitríona Lucas, the Coast Guard volunteer who died during a search operation at Kilkee, Co Clare.

There were five significant faults with the rigid inflatable boat (Rib) Caitríona Lucas put to sea on as part of an ill-fated Irish Coast Guard rescue(...)

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