Portmagee

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The OPW announced in early May it was closing the 218 metre high Skellig Michael as a visitor attraction due to concerns over Covid-19 but promised to review the decision as circumstances changed and some lockdown measures were relaxed.

The Office of Public Works has confirmed it will not re-open the Skellig Michael UNESCO World Heritage Site for the remainder of the 2020 tourist seas(...)

Michael Healy-Rae douze points. German tourist Roland Drya in Portmagee, Co Kerry. Photograph: Alan Landers

Hats off to Roland Drya. The German tourist achieved something the likes of Sean O’Rourke and Pat Kenny have failed to do - he managed to leave Michae(...)

Small Skellig has one of the largest colony of gannets in the world. Photograph: David Sleator

If you’ve turned up in Portmagee and your boat to the Skelligs is not going out, blame the Office of Public Works, not the boatmen. There’s an OPW gui(...)

Jarvey Ted Kissane makes the trip along the Black Valley to Lord Brandon’s Cottage, where visitors will have lunch and depart in boats for Ross Castle, Killarney, Co Kerry. File photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

For decades, the international image of Killarney has been one of jarveys carrying American visitors out from the town to local beauty spots. However,(...)

O’Donnabháin’s, Kenmare, Co Kerry: locally-sourced food makes for a  crowd-pleasing menu

Ireland experienced something of an epidemic of magnolia-lacquered hotel development in the era post-economic apocalypse, with hallmark features like (...)

Photograph: Ronan Melia, via Getty Images

The days are getting shorter and alas we must all concede that the amazing summer of 2018 has come to an end. But there’s no need to get too morose ab(...)

Richard on the final leg of his round-Ireland journey.

When Tipperary physiotherapist Richard Hayes wanted to take a closer look at some of Europe’s highest sea cliffs, he took the best part of 54 days and(...)

File photograph of naval manoeuvres off Roches Point, Cork. It is understood the Naval Service had been tracking the yacht that was detained on Thursday for some time.

Gardaí were continuing on Thursday night to question three men arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking following the detention of a yacht off the Ir(...)

A Star Wars fan dressed as Chewbacca, suffering seasickness on a boat trip to Skellig Michael during the inaugural May The 4th Be With You festival in the Co Kerry village of Portmagee, Ireland. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Force is all-powerful in Co Kerry, as Star Wars fans flocked today to the first ever May The 4th Be With You festival. Enthusiasts dressed as Dar(...)

Portmagee is well known for its fishing and as a major departure point for boat trips to the Skellig Islands.

For a relatively short cycle, this route packs a punch – for its Atlantic scenery and undulating coastal terrain as well as an opportunity to cycle on(...)

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