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Kerry and Galway in action at Croke Park. The game got off to such a slow-burning start that the crowd fell quiet and we could hear every ball being called for. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

This must have been the strangest weekend in the history of the All-Ireland football championship. On Sunday evening, I was in Dublin with my son Mar(...)

Margaret Young: “The contrast between how happy I was running and how miserable I was at work became glaring”

I started running four years ago. I was under pressure at work at the time and it seemed like a good idea to try a new sport for stress relief. I also(...)

Stags in the Phoenix Park during rutting season. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Phoenix Park in Dublin is one of only two parks in the world to receive a gold award in the inaugural International Large Urban Parks Awards. Th(...)

A total of 353,874 tickets were sold   for Pope Francis’ Mass in the Phoenix Park on the first day they went on sale. Photograph:  Andrew Medichini/AP

Bookings for World Meeting of Families events in Dublin next month “before it ever starts, has already exceeded all records,” Bishop of Kildare and Le(...)

Rush Harbour: the town’s harbour and its two beaches offer a range of watersports. Photograph: Tom Honan

Newcomers to the town of Rush is north Co Dublin can’t help but fall for its picture-postcard looks. Whether approaching it from the west, along rural(...)

View across White Park Bay and Portbraddan, Causeway Coast, Co Antrim.  Photograph: Gareth McCormack

This highly enjoyable walking route is the most fulfilling way to explore the unique natural attractions of the north Antrim coast. The 40,000 hexagon(...)

Marion Graham greets RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey. Photograph:  ©INPHO/James Crombie

“Let me treat you to an ice-cream,” says Marty Morrissey, and we go to Doyle’s Corner, a shop beside Semple Stadium. “You have to have an ice-cream fr(...)

Putting the finishing touches to the war memorial in Kilkenny ahead of its unveiling on Sunday. Photograph: James Burke

The Great War was rumbling well into its fourth year when young Thomas (Tommy) Woodgate from Mill Street in Callan, Co Kilkenny, joined the Royal Flyi(...)

On the day of the papal Mass in the Phoenix Park stewards will be supported by Garda-vetted personnel. Photograph: Google Street View

Up to 4,000 volunteers are being sought by organisers to act as stewards at the Mass to be celebrated by Pope Francis in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Sund(...)

“Sitting in the car as the sun seared over the Papal Cross, I realised I had finally learned how to swim, all on my own. I was finally at peace with myself.” Photograph: iStock

Driving through the Phoenix Park shortly after sunrise has turned out to be an unexpected perk of moving house. Starting work at 6am has many unexpec(...)

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