Leane Lough

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Killamuck Bog Loop, Co Laois
10 great family walks for Christmas
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  • December 24, 2019, 06:00

Most of us will doubtless be glad of a Christmastime escape from the clutches of the workplace. A few days cooped up en famille, however, and cabin fe(...)

Inger Andersen, the director general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

A collapse in species is evident throughout the world including Ireland but pointing the finger of blame at farmers is not the way to address the cris(...)

Steward Mark O’Doherty at The Belmond Grand Hibernian in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland’s first luxury sleeper train, which began operating after the summer season last year, racked up $2 million (€1.7(...)

The walk starts from the now disused Gothic revival Derrycunihy Catholic church, which was built in 1890

A woodland walk by a lake shore with a mountainous background is one of the most sublime experiences a walker can have, and there is no better route t(...)

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan reacts in front of Shane Prendergast of Kilkenny after scoring a point in the All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Hard as it may now be to believe, there was a time when GAA books were few and far between. Up until the late Nineties, they weren’t being released wi(...)

  Indulgent hotels Capture a castle in Mayo Ashford Castle is synonymous with luxury and now that new owners, the Tollman family, ha(...)

The final day of my Killarney holiday came with unfinished business. Seduced by the towering MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, I had neglected the charms of Kill(...)

Ross Castle, on Lough Leane. Kerry County Council have erected warning signs about toxic algae on the lake. Photograph: ThinkStock Getty

The public has been warned not to drink from, fish or paddle in Lough Leane, the biggest of the Killarney lakes, after the emergence of algal scum a(...)

Walk: Crohane Mountain, Co Kerry Map: Ordnance Survey. Discovery Series. Sheet 79 Start & finish: At th(...)

A proposal by the National Parks and Wildlife Service to allow full public access to the ancient oak woods and rarely glimpsed(...)

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