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There is little doubt the Rhododendron Walking Festival is here to stay.

When an invitation arrives to join the denizens of Clogheen for their second annual Rhododendron Walking Festival, I need no second bidding. Only too(...)

The Xtra-Vision store on the corner of Baggot Street and Waterloo Road in Dublin: Try to explain to a child of the 21st century what a video library was and watch confusion cloud their faces. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last week, in an idle moment, Pricewatch took to Twitter and asked about the shops which have closed that people missed the most. The response was en(...)

Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan receives a yellow card from referee David Gough at the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final phase one match against Cork on July 13th. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

David Gough walked into a storm a couple of weeks ago when his imminent appointment as the referee for Sunday’s All-Ireland final became a matter of p(...)

There is nothing like a lakeside to drag you into the moment, and sitting alone by these quiet waters I marvelled at the perfect teardrop shape of the lake.

It was one of my “when are you going to?” days. A voice wanted to know when I was, going to “cut the grass”, “clip the hedges” and “sweep the tarmac”?(...)

Louise Tobin, principal of St Joseph’s Primary School   in Tipperary town: ‘I see children in the playground eating from their lunch box first thing in the morning because they haven’t had a breakfast.’ Photograph: John D Kelly

“Some children will have super lunches, with a bread roll, fruit and yoghurt. Other children sitting next to them will have very little in their lunch(...)

Hawk-Eye: the technology was called upon in the All-Ireland semi-final and during last weekend’s hurling final.

The GAA position on video-assisted technology in Gaelic games is that it is not under consideration at the moment. This championship season has seen(...)

Séamus Callanan: once again a contender for Hurler of the Year. The Tipperay captain’s  leadership and goal-a-game record over eight fixtures speaks eloquently for itself.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All about timing: it’s a small sample size but the evidence of the first two years of the experimental championship format suggests one trend; the two(...)

Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer scores his side’s third goal past Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy in the  All-Ireland Senior Hurling final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This was an historic victory for Tipperary. It means that for the first time since the 1960s there are players in the county with three All-Ireland me(...)

Kilkenny’s Huw Lawlor and Tipperary’s  John McGrath grappling  during the All-Ireland final in Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tipperary 3-25 Kilkenny 0-20 Tipperary burst out of a deluge and into the brightness of a third All-Ireland title in a decade for the first time sinc(...)

Tipperary captain Séamus Callanan kisses the Liam MacCarthy Cup following his county’s victory over  Kilkenny in the  All-Ireland final  at Croke Park.   Photograph:   Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

The rain fell hard and Tipperary banished their demons. This decade of hurling has been defined by a series of riveting and often brilliant All-Irelan(...)

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