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Kinvara green  before the quayside area was tarred over to allow work on a new sewage treatment plant. Photograph: Aerial Video Photo Production

On the eve of the annual gathering of Galway hookers in Kinvara, the harbour community has appealed for the return of its lost village green. A publ(...)

Playing Cards in front of Custom House, 1969. Photograph: Nutan

It’s a hot Sunday in June, and the photographer known as Nutan is doodling unselfconsciously on a piece of paper as we talk in the heat of his wild Bu(...)

A small piece of my heart forever remains in the Burren, for this is a place that guarantees an authentic outdoor experience. The sublime enigma of t(...)

Frank Bolter’s paper boat is launched at Kinvara on Friday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Using origami techniques, a German artist has built a life-size “paper boat” which has been launched as part of the national SeaFest in Galway Bay. F(...)

Humpback whale off Cork. Photograph: Pádraig Whooley/IWDG

There is a vast array of everyday wonders around this island’s 7,800km rim. With the help of a group of coastal cognoscenti, here are 55 alternatives(...)

Alex Ellis-Roswell: Walking the length of the Irish and British coastlines in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He has already raised €18,000. Photograph: Olga Leszczynska

It will take some 20 million footsteps and about four years and Alex Ellis-Roswell isn’t even halfway there. Ellis-Roswell (23) is determined to pay (...)

Thanks to the Institute of Technology, the town vibrant student feel and and during the summer hosts the Rose of Tralee festival

Tralee, which was founded by the Normans in 1216, is the Kingdom’s county town and has borne witness to numerous rebellions since then. The Earl of(...)

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