Tim Robinson

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The innocence of early writing about Irish nature gave way to centuries of dramatic change, from druidic worship of the ancient forest to modern, ecological passion and alarm. Picture: Michael Viney

For the cock blackbird that visits my windowsill, with a sharp glance past my computer, our leafy acre offers shelter on a windswept, tightly nibbled (...)

Conor Kenny, of Kennys Bookshop in Galway, is clearing out his warehouse, and 100 lots will feature in the Mitchell’s sale.

With auction season getting into full swing after the summer lull, some interesting items are featured in the Autumn Antiques and Collectors Sale at t(...)

Referee Tim Robinson sends off  Fulham’s Harry Arter (far left) during the  Sky Bet Championship match at the Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Cardiff 1 Fulham 1 Harry Arter was sent off on his Cardiff return as 10-man Fulham held on for a 1-1 draw in the Welsh capital. A slow-burner of a C(...)

Stoat on dry stone wall. Illustration: Michael Viney

Once, in what proved to be a rite of passage, I followed writer and cartographer Tim Robinson as he led a tortuous way across the field walls on Aran (...)

Liam Mac Con Iomaire (centre) at the launch of his biography of Breandán Ó hEithir in Galway with Prof Gearoid O Tuathaigh of NUI, Galway, and Mr Ó hEithir’s wife, Catherine. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times.

The death has taken place of the renowned writer, broadcaster and academic Liam Mac Con Iomaire. He was 81. Mr Mac Con Iomaire was Director of the Mo(...)

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(...)

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