‘The problem with snow is it exacts a price for its austere beauty’

There is an indefinable magic to snow. Few, indeed, will not experience some quickening of the pulse when winter crystals shroud the hilltops. With an(...)

The Boora Pyramid at Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co Offaly.
Family walks for Christmas
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  • December 21, 2016, 13:00

Often, I am asked my favourite season for exploring the countryside. Most expect it will be spring or autumn, but actually it’s Christmastime that doe(...)

My offering this week comes from the epicentre of the renowned Gap of the North, or to be more precise a comfortable armchair in the lobby of the Car(...)

Alan Walsh: Deirdre of the Sorrows has plenty to say about a country today, where women are still marginalised and continue to fight for adequate legislation and representation

When both John Millington Synge and WB Yeats wrote stage versions of the Irish myth, Deirdre of the Sorrows, in the early twentieth century, they had (...)