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Breaking Trad are playing St John’s Theatre in Listowel.

SUNDAY 2ND Seán Ó Sé Belturbet Civic Centre, Cavan 8pm €10 086-8173153 Veteran west Cork singer Seán Ó Sé pays a visit to Belturbet for this year’s (...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, the National Ploughing Association director Anna May McHugh,  and chairman of the National Ploughing Association, Denis Keohane. Photograph: Tom Honan

President Higgins must be very keen to keep to his campaign timetable, we mused, as he addressed the crowd at the Ploughing. He appeared to be wearin(...)

Belfast architect Dawson Stelfox (left), who reached the 8,848m summit of Mount Everest on May 27th, 1993, is pictured with his deputy leader on the climb ,Frank Nugent (right). File photograph: Brian Hayes

The 25th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest by Irish climbers is due to be marked with events in the Dublin and Mourne mounta(...)

A century ago this month, as Europe was at war and plans were being made for an Irish rebellion, a motley multinational group of adventurers led by Ernest Shackleton  was stranded in ice thousands of miles away on the Antarctic. Photograph: Scott Polar Research Institute/University of Cambridge/PA.

A century ago this month, as Europe was at war and plans were being made for an Irish rebellion, a motley multinational group of adventurers was stran(...)

MacGillycuddy’s Reeks: Mountains are part of a pilot scheme that shows way forward for an effective shared community management of landscape. Photograph: Nathan Kingerlee/Outdoors Ireland

Management of Ireland’s mountain landscapes will benefit more from community partnerships involving farmers and hill-walkers than from “top-down” l(...)

The rescue team in a scene from Discovery’s ‘Shackleton: Death or Glory’

‘Spooning” or snuggling up with fellow crew to keep warm in the soaking, suffocating confines of a seven-metre (22.5ft) boat, while being tossed about(...)