Patrick Croagh

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“Some of the happiest moments of my life have happened sitting on a Tuesday evening with a tray on my lap in front of the telly. Bucket lists are too much pressure.”

I recently found out that a great friend – one of the funniest, most intelligent, firecrackingly gorgeous women I know – is the author of the world’s(...)

16/10/2015 Sculptor Ronan Halpin, Kathy Sheridan, The US Ambassador to Ireland Mr. Kevin O'Malley and Minister of State fro Tourism and Sport Michael Ring TD at the sculpture which was unveiled to mark The Irish Times choosing Westport as the best place to live in Ireland. Photo : Keith Heneghan / Phocus

Efforts are being made behind the scenes to ensure the historic Westport House in Co Mayo will not fall into private ownership, according to Minister (...)

Pat Magowan, Orran (10) and Cillian (7) were among those who enjoyed tight lines at Bangor’s Eisenhower Pier

What have the World Cup Trout Fly Fishing Championship and Croagh Patrick got in common, apart from being in Co Mayo? Answer: both had their main a(...)

The serious erosion on Croagh Patrick has caused concern in recent times. Photograph: Eric Luke

Mayo County Council must “show leadership” and “find the funding” to repair and conserve Croagh Patrick. Speaking at a meeting of West Mayo Municip(...)

Unsightly and dangerously eroded gullies – they hardly qualify as paths – on the sides of Croagh Patrick are monuments to the failure of successive go(...)

Pilgrims at the summit of Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo, on Sunday. The annual climb takes place every year on the last Sunday in July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When high winds whisked the glass oratory off the tiny church on Croagh Patrick’s summit, John Cummins knew the mountain was in trouble. Cummins, who (...)

Minister of State for Sport and Tourism Michael Ring:  “After all, Croagh Patrick is an integral part of our spiritual sand cultural heritage and is very important for tourism.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Mayo County Council is to debate a repair and conservation plan for Croagh Patrick today amid safety concerns caused by the erosion of the mountain. (...)

People begin the climb at Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo, on Sunday morning. Gardaí say the annual pilgrimage has been cancelled due to bad weather. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Mountain rescue and first aid volunteers remain on duty on Croagh Patrick on Sunday as a steady stream of people ignored warnings and attempted the as(...)

At the Aoife Beary fundraiser at Wesley Club were from left Jennifer Geraghty, Carla Canniffe,  the American Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley  James Doherty Trisha Doherty, Lucy Geraghty and Eimear O Hoherty. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sombre it was not, even if awareness of the Berkelely tragedy was on all minds at the well attended Aoife Beary Fun Raiser tag rugby competition in(...)

Pilgrims making their way up Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday, which occurs each July. Fr Tony King likened Croagh Patrick to “nature’s greatest cathedral of the west” and said it was “a national shrine of faith, culture and tradition”. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A retired parish priest has called for badly eroded sacred mountain Croagh Patrick to be declared off-limits for many activities until a proper conser(...)

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