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Galway manager Micheál Donoghue has words with Clare boss Davy Fitzgerald during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Thurles.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

As neighbouring counties it’s hardly surprising that there are many links between Tipperary and Galway hurling going back to Tony Reddin, the Mullagh (...)

Emer O’Shea saw this six-spot burnet

Wild orchids are abounding up here in the northwest. At Tramore Beach I took this photo of a wee cinnabar moth on one. Emer O’Shea, Ballyshannon, C(...)

Garda Elite Coxed IV 1976: Christy O’Brien, Willie Ryan, Mick Ryan, Jim Muldoon and Liam Redmond (cox)

When the members of the Garda coxed fours rowing team who represented Ireland in the Montreal Olympics in 1976 reunite at the Garda Boat Club at Islan(...)

Dublin Zoo offers endless entertainment, so consider an annual membership. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Summer is here. Finally. Or at least it was back when Pricewatch was locked in a basement writing these words and staring sadly out at people walking(...)

BOWL-A-GRANOLA €4.95 for 450g, €11 per kg We are generally well-disposed towards local artisan products. But we would love this Galway-made granola(...)

The Connacht rugby team during their homecoming in Galway. Photograph:  ©INPHO/James Crombie

The Connacht rugby squad and management were given a heroes’ welcome in Galway city centre on Sunday following their victory in the Pro 12 tournament.(...)

Take a jaunt in Killarney For a park for all seasons, you’d be hard pressed to beat Killarney National Park in Co Kerry. You can walk through it, b(...)

The centenary of the 1916 Rising will be long remembered by this generation of school children, mainly because it coincides with a three week break. (...)

GAA All-Star hurler Joe Canning, whose brother Ivan is set to take a seat on Galway County Council. File photograph: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

A member of one of the best-known GAA families in the country is about to enter politics. Ivan Canning, older brother of All-Star hurlers Joe and Oll(...)

Newly elected Independent TD Catherine Connolly, a committed cyclist, leaving the Galway West count centre last weekend. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Máire Geoghegan-Quinn became the first woman to hold a Cabinet post since 1922, this newspaper recorded that the “tiresome comparisons with Count(...)

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