Mulranny

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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(...)

Old Irish Goats: As the last remaining goats of their kind, the animals warrant protection, not least as an irreplaceable genetic resource for future breeding.  Illustration: Michael Viney

A neighbour stopped on the road one morning in our braver “alternative” years to lean over the hedge and inquire, in encouraging tones, as to the purp(...)

A man in his 60s was killed and a boy was injured in a road crash into Co Mayo. The incident occurred on the N59 near Mulranny at 7pm on Sunday. T(...)

George at his granddaughter Aisling’s wedding.

When the pirate princesses (my O’Malley daughters) were small, Daddy used to play a word-game with them. In his parchment pen and ink-well writing, he(...)

Cyclists crossing Burrishoole bridge on the Great Western Greenway, Co Mayo.

When it was completed in 2011, this wonderfully scenic route along the northern side of Clew Bay was the longest greenway in Ireland. It was an innova(...)

Stroll: Whether you mosey around your local area or tackle a designated route, a walk is a wonderful way to make use of the long summer evening

Households around the country will be on World Cup lockdown at 7pm tonight, as England takes on Croatia in the semi-finals. However for those who don’(...)

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.(...)

Kite surfer Francois Colussi takes on the Atlantic.

Mayo was the spinster aunt of Irish tourism for many years, forgotten and forlorn; forever in the shadow of her more glamorous sisters further south. (...)

Fine Gael leadership candidate Leo Varadkar during a 5k run in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Simon Coveney would, I imagine, have been quite happy to throw Leo Varadkar in a vat of avocado mash last Sunday. Coveney reminded us that, for all th(...)

If you set out on a walk full of good cheer and it becomes a real slog, do you do as my sister once did and ask: “Why am I doing this? My heart is po(...)

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