The two cottages once used by  lighthouse keepers are on a seven acre plot which is for sale on Rathlin O Birne Island off Co Donegal. Photograph: DNG Dorrian/MyHome.ie

An opportunity to own not one but two lighthouse keepers’ cottages on an uninhabited island off Co Donegal has come up with the properties on seven ac(...)

Painter James Morton who is 100 years old today.

James Morton was born 100 years ago on May 20th, 1919, 25 days before Capt John Alcock and Lieut Arthur Brown completed the first non-stop transatlant(...)

Annalise Murphy at the launch of the new Irish Sailing Performance HQ, in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With the new Irish Sailing Performance HQ up and running in Dún Laoghaire, competition attention will be to the fore next week when the annual Princes(...)

Great lighthouses of Ireland:  Fanad Head, in Co Donegal. Photograph: Andy McInroy/Irish Lights

The road to Wicklow Head lighthouse feels like a departure from civilisation. The 2km path is only wide enough for one vehicle and is banked on either(...)

The Commissioners of Irish Lights said on Thursday that a new rotating lantern on the lighthouse will have the same character as the existing light. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport courtesy of Baltimore RNLI

The long sweep of the beam from Ireland’s “teardrop” – west Cork’s Fastnet lighthouse – is due to shorten from Monday, the Irish lighthouse authority (...)

Songbirds sent to Richard Manliffe Barrington which are now housed at the Collections Resource Centre in Swords.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“We are just around the corner from the bear. In the zoology cage,” Paolo Viscardi tells the receptionist at the National Museum’s Collections Resourc(...)

Crash site: coastguards watch the wreckage-recovery operation in Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Lightkeeper Vincent Sweeney has made many cups of tea for visitors on dark and stormy nights with westerly winds sweeping through the natural amphithe(...)

A maritime lawyer has appealed to the Taoiseach and the Irish lighthouse authority to save the original Fastnet lighthouse beam off west Cork. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport courtesy of Baltimore RNLI.

A maritime lawyer has appealed to the Taoiseach and the Irish lighthouse authority to save the original Fastnet lighthouse beam off west Cork as a “sy(...)

A 1989 photograph of the Fastnet Rock lighthouse during the Fastnet race. Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

Ireland’s lighthouse authority has moved to quell concern over the future of Fastnet Rock light off west Cork by arranging a public meeting early next(...)

 Ciarán Smith’s family  arrive at a church in Oldtown, Co Dublin, for his memorial service. Photograph:  Garrett White

Rescue 116 crew member Ciarán Smith was a “drop-everything” kind of friend to whom “time and distance meant nothing”, hundreds of mourners heard at hi(...)

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