La Gomera

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The striking Roque de Agando at sunrise. Photograph: Getty Images

With the heavy iron key that looked like a prop from a Harry Potter film, Pedro opened the old wooden door and I peered down into the well. As my eyes(...)

Séamus Mac Aogáin was born in Abbeyshrule, Co Longford. He is a writer, playwright and storyteller who lives in La Gomera, one of the Canary Islands (...)

Olympic silver medalists Gary and Paul O’Donovan with coach Dominic Casey at Skibbereen Rowing Club. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Relentless, crewed by three Corkmen and a Dubliner, slotted into third in the rankings in the Atlantic Challenge rowing race on Thursday evening. A (...)

Casa César Manrique: discovering the influence of the great architect César Manrique is one of the joys of staying on the Canary Islands. Photograph: Getty Images

Imagine a landscape so indented and rugged, so full of ravines and gorges that just moving around is an ongoing challenge. Now picture a solution – a (...)

Olympic rower Sinéad Lynch is taking a break from the sport this year. Photograph: Inpho.

The surge in the numbers coming into rowing will be reflected at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships at the the University of Limerick on Saturday. (...)

Brothers Gary (bow) and Paul O’Donovan winning an Olympic medal was the highlight of Irish rowing in 2016. Photograph: Getty Images.

The team of the year are rowers, the videos have gone viral and pull like a dog is the catchphrase of the day. Rowing in Ireland is coming to the end(...)

Gavan Hennigan: the Galway man on Thursday evening was seventh overall and leading the three solo rowers in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic race to Antigua.

A total of 32 senior and under-23 athletes will attend the Ireland Assessment this weekend at the National Rowing Centre in Cork where they will race(...)

Gavan Hennigan will set off  on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge on Wednesday. Photograph: James Hearne/Digifluidproductions

A Galway man is preparing to set a new record by rowing across the Atlantic under 50 days. Gavan Hennigan (35), from Knocknacarra, will set off from (...)

The best time to travel solo is in spring and autumn, when hotels are not so full and more likely to charge lower rates.

People travel alone for lots of different reasons but it can be difficult and expensive to find a suitable holiday. The cost of going solo can also be(...)

There are sunny places within a one-hop flight from Ireland, such as the Canaries. Photograph: iStock

The combination of the darkness and damp of our long winters makes us want to escape to the sun if just for a few days to feel the heat. The luxury of(...)

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