Louisburgh

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Neil Paul and Bríd Conroy, at their home in Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

AFTER A WRONG TURN LED THEM TO DISCOVER AN ABANDONED CO MAYO SCHOOL, NEIL PAUL AND BRÍD CONROY HAVE TURNED IT INTO A HOME – AND OPENED A BOOKSHOP –(...)

Mary Beth Keane.

Last month, when I was on a book tour in the United States, a woman at a reading I gave in Connecticut asked me why an Irish-born character in my new (...)

The Big Style Atlantic Lodge in Killadoon, Co Mayo offers surfing, coasteering, stand-up paddle boarding, kite-surfing and yoga.

An adventure weekend at the BigStyle Atlantic Lodge is a little bit like the Gaeltacht, but for grown-ups. Swap out the bean an tí for a few shaggy-ha(...)

Clare Island Lighthouse.

Mayo has long been a favoured destination for lovers of the great outdoors. It’s also a firm favourite for those who love great hotels. Put them toget(...)

Protesters in France outside an Apple store: Apple has reached a deal with French authorities to pay back taxes. French media reported that the tech giant paid nearly €500 million in a confidential settlement reached late last year

The Central Bank has opened an investigation into Datalex, the Dublin listed retail software provider to the travel industry, after it issued a massiv(...)

Tech giants Google and Facebook  are partners in the cable project along with Aquacomms and Norwegian company Bulk

A new Facebook and Google-backed transatlantic telecoms cable linking the Republic to the US and Scandinavia could be operating by the end of the year(...)

A short holiday at home is the perfect way to spend the last days of summer. Photograph: iStock
Have an August adventure

There’s nothing as depressing for kids as trying on new school uniforms in summer, so how about schools of a different kind? A boat trip from Dolphinw(...)

Radical environmental economist the late Richard Douthwaite was honoured at an event in GMIT, Castlebar on Friday. File Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The rich resources of our Celtic culture must be harnessed to help future generations challenge the catastrophe hurtling towards us due to global envi(...)

A six-year-old girl was admitted to hospital last month with cryptosporidium and e-coli. Photograph: Getty Images

Beaches may be closed by landowners along the southern shores of Clew Bay’s Wild Atlantic Way in a row over the quality of drinking water in the area.(...)

Mayo’s 42km Great Western Greenway runs from Westport to Achill and is used by 250,000 people every year

The notion that we might willingly allow outsiders build pathways across our property is farcical considering our often craven, clawing grasp of land.(...)

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