Three billboards: John Bhaba Jeaic Ó Conghaíle at the tribute to Martin McDonagh. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Martin McDonagh has long been celebrated in his second home in south Connemara, and now a Gaeltacht community has erected three billboards to honour (...)

Johnaí “Dubh” Clochartaigh harvesting seaweed near Carna, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Sea Thong. Cat’s Tail. True Sloke. Sting Winkle. Confined to bed in a New York hospital some decades ago, a west of Ireland man busied himself with m(...)

Archaeologist Michael Gibbons at the shipwreck remains in Fahy Bay in Connemara. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Two shipwrecks dating to the 18th and 19th centuries have been found in Connemara bays that were renowned for smuggling activity. The older of the t(...)