Of golf’s four Majors, the Masters is the only one to annually return to the same host course: Augusta National Golf Club. File photograph: Getty Images

As one of the four Majors in men’s professional golf, the Masters tournament is the baby, the whippersnapper of the lot. But it has made its own histo(...)

How can we understand such enormous quantities? Popular descriptions often involve counting the grains of sand on a beach. Some mathematicians refer to the number of litres of water flowing over the Niagara Falls, or the raindrops falling to earth every year.

In 1920, a kindergarten class was asked to describe the biggest number that they could imagine. One child proposed to “write down digits until you get(...)

 Visitors to Dublin sit in a coffee shop on St Stephens Green on the eve of St Patrick’s Day ahead of what will be a very scaled back national holiday due to the coronavirus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Following the cancellation of all the St Patrick’s Day parades due to take place across the State on Tuesday, and in light of restrictions on social g(...)

Amicalola Falls is Georgia’s tallest waterfall. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

We step into the green twilight with just one bag. There’s no road to where we’re going so we have to carry in everything we need on our backs. I feel(...)

Cherub and sphinx statue in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles near Paris.

If you’ve travelled abroad this summer, you may have handed over some of your hard-earned cash at one of the world’s leading tourist attractions. You (...)

Norwegian Air will begin flying for the first time from Dublin to Hamilton Airport in Canada, which is about 80km from Toronto, from March 31st next. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Norwegian Air International will launch Dublin-Canada flights next summer and restore the Cork-Boston service that it is suspending this autumn, the c(...)

Fiona Hobler at Syrian restaurant Soufis in Toronto

Fiona Hobler is from Galway but has lived in Germany and England, and has been in Canada for the past five years. She is studying for a PhD in sp(...)

Fall forest with colorful autumn leaves and highway 60 reflecting in Lake of Two Rivers. Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada

Save up to €250 on family trip to Canada Book a family trip to Ontario, Canada by January 31st for savings. A ten night self-drive trip exploring Tor(...)

Tourists look out at Niagara Falls from the Canadian side of the Canada/US border. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

A stroll over the bridge from Niagara Falls in Canada to Niagara Falls in the United States earlier this month required passports, form-filling, finge(...)

The Rocky Mountaineer with custom-built train coaches traverses the continental divide through the beautiful scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Photograph: Getty

Rail holidays are growing in popularity and there are new ones operating every year. Essentially there are two types of holidays by rail – one where (...)