Clare Island

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Documentary maker and writer Gráinne Lyons, at Aughris Head in Co Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

Two weeks past midsummer in June 2019, I stood on a cliff edge at the tip of Cape Clear Island, the Fastnet lighthouse a hazy silhouette against the h(...)

No matter where you are on the island, experienced runner Conor O'Keeffe has a route picked for you.  Please remember the maps be(...)

JP of Durkan’s Butchers in Louisburgh: “When we have the Dubs down,” he says, “they do spend a lot of money.” Photograph: Peter Murtagh

The fields are full of spring lambs, lolling in the sunshine or playfully scampering about, up and down banks, some bristling with yellow primrose flo(...)

Based on the cases on the island, Clare Island would have an equivalent incidence rate of 12,500 cases per 100,000 people.  Photograph: Getty Images

Clare Island off the coast of Co Mayo is experiencing a Covid-19 outbreak that has infected about one in every eight of its 160 residents. About 20 p(...)

Joseph Blowick: tapped into a sense of discontent with the political establishment

Coalition governments have been the norm in Irish politics for the past 30 years but for the previous almost 70 years, they were fairly rare; in fact,(...)

“Clare Island has been a mirage for the last four months for this coronavirus-confined granny whose solitary confinement meant that all conversations – mainly Gooh-Goohs and Gah-Gahs – with the first grandchild were through a mobile phone screen.” Photograph: Getty Images

It is Mini Madam’s maiden voyage and she is the only one onboard not wearing a mask as the Clew Bay Queen slips out of the little harbour at Roonagh p(...)

Mr O‘Toole claims the  cable’s route is  through sensitive fishing grounds in Clew Bay, containing habitats of protected endangered species including the bottle nosed dolphin and the Brent goose.

A Clare Island fisherman has won the first leg of his High Court battle over the laying of fibre optic cable off the Mayo coast because a decision gra(...)

‘Jerusalem artichokes are a firm February favourite of mine.’ Photograph: iStock

They arrived, all dirty and knobbly, looking more like a sad potato than a member of the sunflower family. For English writer Samuel Johnson, they gav(...)

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson at the UN climate change conference COP25 in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Cristina Quicler/AFP via Getty Images

An international declaration which, if adopted, would legally recognise the right of children to a healthy environment has been unveiled at the COP25 (...)

Neil Paul and Bríd Conroy, at their home in Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

AFTER A WRONG TURN LED THEM TO DISCOVER AN ABANDONED CO MAYO SCHOOL, NEIL PAUL AND BRÍD CONROY HAVE TURNED IT INTO A HOME – AND OPENED A BOOKSHOP –(...)

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