Clare Island

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    Fishing tradition: currachs on Inis Oírr. Photograph: Eamon Ward

On a sun-filled spring morning on the Aran island of Inis Oírr, dozens of cheerful students disgorge from several Doolin ferries. Some look for(...)

[FEATDROP5]A [/FEATDROP5]lighthouse stay offers a sense of sanctuary and escape from everyday life. The decommissioned lighthouse on Clare Isla(...)

  The decommissioned lighthouse on Clare Island with the  mainland in the background
To the lighthouse

A lighthouse stay offers a sense of sanctuary and escape from everyday life. The decommissioned lighthouse on Clare Island’s northeast face pre(...)

Gunnera: the gargantuan Chilean rhubarb-that-isn’t. Illustration: Michael Viney

Spring doesn’t work without rain. After 17 days without a drop – such magical mornings! – a first millimetre in the rain gauge offered hope to (...)

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