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Roz Purcell on Slievenamon

Nothing beats a good meal after a hike in the great outdoors. Here, food writers and hikers share their favourite walks around Ireland, with a great p(...)

Burren Yoga

How’s the diet going for you? Right. And the fitness regime? Thought so. If your New Year’s health and fitness regime has run out of puff, never fear(...)

A Skull in Connemara: Jarlath Tivnan, Maria McDermottroe and Pat Shortt in Decadent Theatre Company’s 2018 production of Martin McDonagh’s play. Photograph: Darragh Kane

On January 2nd, 1996, I hitched a lift from Nenagh to Galway. Thumbing was something I had mastered during my college years, but on this particular w(...)

Halloween: there are lots of adventures, both inside and out, to keep the whole family entertained. Photograph: Ojo/Getty

In the sacred space between Back to School and Santa Stop Here, the ancients celebrated a very special festival: Midterm. Honour that tradition t(...)

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(...)

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The 12 walks of Christmas
  • Travel
  • 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(...)

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