Ben Bulben

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WB Yeats in Walter de la Mare’s garden at Taplow on September  14th,  1935: ‘Sligo is, indeed, a great place for fairy pillaging’

Editors’ introduction A good deal of WB Yeats’s work was informed by his idea that the richness of the Irish folk imagination owed much to the endurin(...)

 A hiker on summit of Slieve Carr, in the Nephin Beg Mountains
Ten great walking weekends

Tóchar Phádraig, Co Mayo The walk from Ballintubber Abbey to Croagh Patrick is possibly the most alluring in Ireland, a 35km pilgrimage route th(...)

Hazelwood House in Sligo designed by Richard Castle, the architect behind Leinster House, Powerscourt House and Russborough House

Why is it of interest? Hazelwood House is noted as the first Palladian house in Ireland designed by (...)

O’Connell Street in Sligo is set to be reordered in an attempt to afford more space to pedestrians. Photograph: James Connolly

Sligo rightly sees itself as the “capital of the northwest”, easily outpacing Enniskillen. With a royal charter granted in 1613, it defines its(...)

Ben Bulben, Co Sligo, is at the centre of a row about access. Photograph: Brian Lynch

Ben Bulben, the mountain immortalised by WB Yeats, is at the centre of yet another row about access. Sligo County Council has been asked to declare th(...)

A French landscape by the late Hilton Miller, a beautifully poised composition in the classical manner

Curator Alice Lyons plays with our expectations in titling her current exhibition at The Dock Emerging Artists (...)

The Good and New cancer charity bus making its way through Barnesmore Gap between Ballybofey and Donegal Town during it's journey from Letterkenny to Galway. Photograph: Declan Doherty
Cancer: the toughest journey
  • Health
  • March 10, 2013, 16:18

It’s 7.15am at the Dry Arch filling station in Letterkenny and a hard frost is down outside. A lorry driver bounds in from the darkness, rubs (...)

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