Leenane

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Hotel of the year:  Adare Manor, Adare, Co Limerick

Adare Manor has been hailed as the best hotel in Ireland while the Strawberry Tree at Brooklodge has won the gong for best restaurant at the 2019 Geor(...)

Jarlath Tivnan, Maria McDermottroe and Pat Shortt in Martin McDonagh’s “A Skull in Connemara” directed by Andrew Flynn, Decadent Theatre. Photograph: Darragh Kane

FOUR STARS Olympia Theatre In Martin McDonagh’s fictional Leenane, people “smile at you ‘til you’re a mile away before they start talking behind yo(...)

Three billboards: John Bhaba Jeaic Ó Conghaíle at the tribute to Martin McDonagh. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Martin McDonagh has long been celebrated in his second home in south Connemara, and now a Gaeltacht community has erected three billboards to honour (...)

435-million-year-old fossil starfish: the Crepidosoma doyleii brittlestar measures about 15mm across

A 435-million-year-old fossil discovered in Connemara by an Irish geologist has been confirmed as a new species and the oldest of its type in Ireland.(...)

Saoirse Ronan  with the award for best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy, for ‘Lady Bird’ at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Photograph: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Yes, the Golden Globes are a bit of an empty circus. Voted upon by 90 often-obscure journalists, they offer no guarantee of Oscar success or of future(...)

cliffs of moher
The 12 walks of Christmas
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  • 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(...)

The view from the west-facing ridge of the Western Coom in the Partry Mountains.

The Partry Mountains are the least visited of the famous mountain ranges that encircle Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord, and it is only recently (...)

Director Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards’ has received strong reviews since its premiere. File   photograph: Warren Toda/EPA

Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has unexpectedly won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.(...)

Burren boreen. Photograph: David Kavanagh

No matter what way you look at it, cycling is booming. Encouraged by the Cycle to Work Scheme, more and more people are realising the benefits of comm(...)

 Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes said it was not ‘logical to expect that any one programme at any one time can have exact gender parity, much less any one speciality in any one programme’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes has defended its 2017 all-male programme and said gender equality in the theatre will take time. Druid h(...)

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