Malin Head

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There is no bad way to see the Skelligs, any angle you approach them from demonstrates their sheer absurdity, but doing so from the air is exhilarating, awe-inspiring and ridiculously opulent. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

“And down there is where Rey met Luke Skywalker for the first time,” says Naoise Barry of Aerial Adventure over the roar of the helicopter’s engine. W(...)

Irish summer: there was plenty of umbrella weather this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It will come as no surprise that the summer of 2017 was a washout across Ireland, according to Met Éireann. It was wetter than normal everywhere, esp(...)

A rainfall radar image from 11am on Saturday slowing a band of rain moving over the country from the southwest. Met Éireann has warned of the potential for flooding overnight in some counties with up to 50mms of rain forecast.

Local authorities have been put on alert with torrential rain expected overnight in the south of the country. Up to 50mms of rain (two inches) is ex(...)

A collapsed road at Quigley’s Point in Co Donegal after heavy rain left a trail of destruction. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A “once in a 100 years” extreme weather event was responsible for the widespread flooding and devastation that struck the northwest, according to Met (...)


Today marks the beginning of Heritage Week which runs (counterintuitively) for the next 10 days. This year the focus is on natural heritage, and incor(...)

Enjoying the good weather at the 40ft in Sandycove in Dublin in May.

It was warmer, sunnier and drier than normal almost everywhere in Ireland during May, according to Met Éireann. Malin Head in Co Donegal experienced(...)

Temperatures at Malin Head, Co Donegal reached 25.1 degrees for three consecutive hours on Thursday, the highest since records began in 1885. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Best figure out how to sneak out of work early and get to the beach before the masses because Friday is another scorcher. Temperatures are due to rea(...)

 Muff residents  Marie Lindsay and her son, Denis, who recently returned from Canada.

“I’m Donegal through and through, but Derry is my city.” School principal Marie Lindsay is typical of many residents in the Border village of Muff in(...)

For a small nation, we've plenty to boast about

CONNACHT Galway Galway has always been a hub for visitors, notably including Christopher Columbus, who pitched up in 1477 and is thought to have atte(...)

The injured man was airlifted from a Russian fishing vessel about 290km northwest of Erris Head about 4.30am. File photograph: Getty Images

A Russian crewman has been rescued from a fishing trawler off the Co Mayo coast by the Irish Coast Guard on Wednesday morning. The man, who needed u(...)

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