Grace O Malley

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Huntington Castle, in Co Carlow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

ALEXANDER DURDIN ROBERTSON AND HIS WIFE, CLARE, ARE PRESERVING A STORIED FEMALE FAMILY PAST WITH LINKS BACK TO GRACE O’MALLEY, IRELAND’S PIRATE QUE(...)

Sam Bailey from Rathcoole, Co Dublin, his father Paul, mother Fiona and sisters Kayla and Sarah, protesting over the HSE’s decision not funding the drug Spinraza, outside the Dáil in February. Photograph: James Forde

The postponement this week of the decision on the funding of the drug Spinraza to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has been condemned in the Dáil. (...)

Lot 1117 Ortelius Map of Ireland 1598 €800-€1,200 Sheppard’s

While the use of maps today has been replaced by modern GPS systems, and we no longer consult atlases and charts to traverse land and sea, historicall(...)

Grace O’Malley includes a Captains and a Crews range

A new Irish whiskey brand developed by former Lir Chocolates managing director Stephen Cope is looking to achieve revenues of €6 million per annum wit(...)

The lighthouse at Fanad Head, Co Donegal, is one of the delights of the Wild Atlantic Way.

The 2,500km Wild Atlantic Way is not just Ireland’s first long distance touring route, it is one of the world’s most magnificent coastal adventures – (...)

Along with ‘The Reek’, Westport offers a large range of outdoor activities. Photograph: Brian Cregan

For many years, Westport as a destination appeared to play second fiddle to its nearby relative, the rugged, enchanting Connemara. But that was then, (...)

Noel Jennings, fire and security duty officer at Ireland West Airport Knock, pulling weeds beside the statue of Msgr Horan in preparation for the visit of Pope Francis. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

In the small convenience store in the terminal building of Ireland West Airport – Knock to you and me – there’s a modest book section which those inte(...)

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone: “I am tired of listening to colleagues in the Seanad and elsewhere saying ‘they’re just fat’ and ‘if they eat less they won’t be fat’.” File photograph: Getty Images

Clinically obese Irish children are waiting 2½ years for specialist treatment and “urgently require” more timely access, doctors have said. The W82G(...)

Queen Maeve of Connacht is one of the Irish kings and queens whose lives you can follow around Ireland. Illustration: Expedia

The history of Ireland, with our tales of battles and intrigue, kidnappings and murders, plus our strong women who ruled the land, would offer a rich (...)

Exercising in the cold has been shown to stimulate the creation and activity of our body’s brown adipose tisssue, which is also known as brown fat

As the temperature drops over the winter months, the temptation is always there to stay snug indoors by the fire – or even the radiator – rather than (...)

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