Dermot Somers

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Mourners at the funeral of Eileen Battersby in Drogheda at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Photograph: Donall Farmer

Literary critic, author and journalist Eileen Battersby was a “brilliant”, “beguiling”, “beautiful”, “courageous”, “dynamic” romantic who lived by her(...)

The Biking Blitz series offers mountain bike races for all levels.

JANUARY Park Run Countrywide, every Saturday, free There are currently 7,821 Park Run events taking place every Saturday in more than 70 locations ar(...)

Humpback whale off Cork. Photograph: Pádraig Whooley/IWDG

There is a vast array of everyday wonders around this island’s 7,800km rim. With the help of a group of coastal cognoscenti, here are 55 alternatives(...)

All mountaineers share values to do with self-reliance, judgment, decision-making and resilience. Nowhere are these more sought than at high al(...)

Dawson Stelfox (left) and   Frank Nugent at advance base camp after his successful ascent. Photograph: Brian Hayestaken

“I wandered up the last few yards to the top, the snow untracked and pristine on all sides, absorbing the beauty of the (...)