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(...)

Mother Abbess Máire Hickey and president of the High Court Mr Justice Peter Kelly with Notre Dame’s provost, Thomas Burish before the conferral ceremony at Notre Dame’s new education centre at Kylemore Abbey. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus

  The north American University of Notre Dame has marked the opening of its new campus in Connemara with a tribute to High Court president Mr (...)

A campaign group in Connemara has initiated a petition to highlight the need to address what it describes as ‘one of the most dangerous roads’ in the State. File photograph: Getty Images/National Geographic

A campaign group in Connemara has initiated a petition to highlight the need to address what it describes as “one of the most dangerous roads” in the (...)

Spinning around

While slurping down slimy shellfish at Galway Oyster Festival last week, I may have hit upon the reason bivalves are believed to work wonders for the (...)