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A Birmingham City fan attacking Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish at St Andrew’s. Photogaph: PA

Football is facing urgent calls to improve player safety after the Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, was assaulted on the pitch by a spectator in th(...)

High Island or Ardoilean lies off the west coast of Connemara, close to Claddaghduff and Inishbofin.

A deserted island off the west coast with a history of human settlement stretching back up to 3,000 years has gone on sale with an asking price of €1.(...)

The Swiss Cottage outside Cahir, Co Tipperary, is a fairy-book cottage orné with a curving thatched roof, ideal for a family excursion.

Ireland is fortunate to have so many architectural remains of our ancestors surviving still in the landscape, stretching right back to when we first s(...)

From a bird’s eye view this landscape might seem homogenous, but look closer and you see its texture and detail

In my mind the real Connemara is not to be found on the tour-bus routes that pass Killary Harbour or Kylemore Abbey, but in places like Ceantar na hOi(...)

Ostensibly, Pat Collins’s film Song of Granite appears to explore the life of Joe Heaney, the sean-nós singer credited with converting the Irish music(...)

Clifden Arts Festival: President Michael D Higgins said young people who discover they have a talent can still expect this to be “welcomed and celebrated”

President Michael D Higgins has said that Irish society stands out in an increasingly globalised world in valuing the “work of the imagination”. Youn(...)

A Connemara community, Loch Con Aortha, is recording placenames for its website as population declines

The residents of a Connemara village believe that neither Minister for Rural Development Michael Ring nor any of his colleagues have the will to save (...)

Until recently the majority of Irish people would have understood that cluain refers to a meadow or a plain between two woods, that bánóg (bawnogue) refers to a patch of level grass, often used for dancing

Do you understand the sentence: the banbh was hiding out in the clochán from the brothall? Or how about: I took the boreen over the bawn and down the (...)

Irish lakes are home to rare plants and fauna that few nonsnorkelers will ever see. Illustration: Michael Viney

An ecologist friend spends much of his working life in a neoprene wetsuit, floating face-down with mask and snorkel on Ireland’s lakes and lagoons. He(...)

Máirtín Ó Cadhain: is Cré na Cille a modern masterpiece, as John Banville says, or just a crude expression of Ó Cadhain’s bitterness about the decay of Gaeltacht culture?

‘It’s time for Cré na Cille in English,” Prof Michael Cronin, of the school of applied language and intercultural studies at Dublin City University, d(...)

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