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 – (...)

The popularity of the site has increased since it appeared in the Star Wars film series.

The number of visitors landing on the Unesco World Heritage site of Skellig Michael off the coast of Kerry is one and a half times what is considered (...)

O’Donnabháin’s, Kenmare, Co Kerry: locally-sourced food makes for a  crowd-pleasing menu

Ireland experienced something of an epidemic of magnolia-lacquered hotel development in the era post-economic apocalypse, with hallmark features like (...)

CGI image of seven egg-shaped pods planned for north Wexford coastal site. Close-up of single unit in foreground.  Image: Fergus Flanagan Architects

Docklands entrepreneur and property developer Harry Crosbie is seeking planning permission for a scheme of seven ovoid pods, to provide a retreat for (...)

Archaeologists work with Dr Clíodhna Ní Lionáin at the passage tomb site at Dowth Hall, Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Polynesia’s Easter Island, Wiltshire’s Stonehenge and southern Peru’s Nazca desert lines crop up regularly in the “top 10” world’s greatest “archaeolo(...)

The Burren in Co Clare.

In the late Seamus Heaney’s poem Postscript, he beseeches the reader to take the time to drive out west to Co Clare’s Flaggy Shore where the Atlantic (...)

Little Skellig contains a large density of gannet nests covered with marine debris. Photograph: Mark Hilliard

Jutting out from the Atlantic, the Skellig Islands have long been a fixture on the Irish tourist trail but are now becoming a focal point for the grow(...)

A Star Wars fan dressed as Chewbacca, suffering seasickness on a boat trip to Skellig Michael during the inaugural May The 4th Be With You festival in the Co Kerry village of Portmagee, Ireland. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Force is all-powerful in Co Kerry, as Star Wars fans flocked today to the first ever May The 4th Be With You festival. Enthusiasts dressed as Dar(...)

The Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic Band

We’re almost afraid to say it out loud, for fear of putting a hex on it, but it looks like the weather could be good for this May bank holiday weekend(...)

Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill on Skellig Michael in a scene from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. Photograph: Lucasfilm

Investment of €200 million in screen production over the next 10 years will aim to build on Ireland’s growing reputation as a centre for international(...)

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