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The collision occurred on the N59 road between Mulranny and Newport at 8.30pm on Tuesday. Image: Google Maps

A motorcyclist has been pronounced dead following a collision with a tractor in Co Mayo on Tuesday evening. The collision occurred on the N59 road be(...)

Nathan Kingerlee of Outdoors Ireland, canyoning at Torc Waterfall in Killarney. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Many of us don’t want to do much more on holiday than sit in a sunny, relaxing place where the clock is never king. But, for some, vacations are an op(...)

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a parti(...)

Last month, Fáilte Ireland awarded Belmullet a € 500,000 grant to help improve its tourist offering. Photograph: Eamon O Boyle

Belmullet in Co Mayo, which has seen an increase in the number of tourists since it was included on the Wild Atlantic Way, wants to become Ireland’s “(...)

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’(...)

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