Four men in a boat: Danny Sheehy, Brendan Begley, Glen Hansard and Liam Holden. “Danny told me, ‘If you can play a gig for three hours then you can row for six’”

Glen Hansard has been away. Has he been for a week on the beach or a few days at a spa? He has not. The craggy, bearded singer has just returned from (...)

Danny Sheehy (Domhnall Mac Síthigh), Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Breandan Moriarty and Liam Holden after a charity rowing event in 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tributes have been paid to Kerry poet Danny Sheehy, who died after a naomhóg in which he was one of four crew capsized off the Iberian coast. Sailor (...)

Danny Sheehy, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Glen Hansard and Liam Holden, who took a naomhóg, or Kerry currach, around 600 km of the north Spanish coastline on the final leg of the Camino na Sáile or “Camino by sea”

Musician Glen Hansard had never rowed any distance before he stepped into a naomhóg or Kerry currach in the Basque fishing port of Pasaia in May. S(...)