Eamon Doyle

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The new Music Minds festival takes place in Doolin on January 19th

Last January, the musician and music producer Simon O’Reilly and the percussionist and Kíla frontman Rónán Ó Snodaigh played a gig at the Courthouse G(...)

The  brittle star, a  Silurian species new to science,  has been named by international experts for an Irish geologist, Dr Eamon Doyle

The western hills can look quite glorious in winter, sculpted by a raking sun. Bogs cloaked in dying moorgrass can shine as golden as a lion’s mane. T(...)

435-million-year-old fossil starfish: the Crepidosoma doyleii brittlestar measures about 15mm across

A 435-million-year-old fossil discovered in Connemara by an Irish geologist has been confirmed as a new species and the oldest of its type in Ireland.(...)

The stump of a 7,500-year-old tree, part of  a drowned forest  exposed by storms at Spiddal, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When the moon rising over the Claddagh and the sun setting over the Aran Islands moved a Fermanagh-born and Galway-tutored medical graduate Dr Arthur (...)

Into the light: uncovered pine stumps on the shore. Illustration: Michael Viney

All summer the quiet tides returned the sand that last winter’s storms had dragged offshore, heaping it even deeper over the old oaken wreck on(...)

The stump of a 7,500-year-old tree at a drowned forest site exposed by storms at Spiddal, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Parts of extensive forests dating back 7,500 years that once marked Ireland’s Atlantic rim have been spectacularly exposed by the recent storms(...)

LE Emer’s role has encompassed maritime defence and security, ocean governance, safety and surveillance; port security, fishery protection, drug interdiction, pollution control and search and rescue.   Photograph: Irish Naval Service

The former Naval Service vessel the LE Emer, which was stood down last month after 35 years, has been sold at auction in Cork today for €320,000 to a (...)