Armagh

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Outdoor gyms   have become more popular in public places across the island in recent years. Photograph: iStock

You’ve seen them, but have you ever used them? Outdoor gyms – those robust exercise machines designed for adults to use in the open air –(...)

Armagh’s Rian O’Neill during his team’s win over Monaghan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Monaghan 1-12 Armagh 1-16 Armagh made a winning return to Division One of the National Football League after a nine-year wait when they got the bette(...)

Queen Elizabeth at the Garden of Remembrance on May 17th, 2011: Complacency set in after her  visit as David Cameron’s government took a “semi-detached” attitude to Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Arthur Edwards

When Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson sat down to lunch at Chequers on Friday, they faced a busy agenda of current crises, from the implementation of (...)

Kieran McGeeney: “Kieran [Donaghy] made a career out of bringing other people into the game, and I think that was something we were sort of missing in Armagh.” Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Kieran McGeeney opens with a joke about wanting another Kieran on the Armagh sideline to supplement his own sense of humour. That being Kieran Donaghy(...)

Vicki McGrath at Harry’s Hole, Marble Hill, Co Donegal.

One thing this island does not lack is great swimming spots. Mary MCCarthy has picked some of the VERY best LOCATIONS FOR A DIP – in the sea, (...)

Michael O'Hare, founder of Troubles, Tragedy & Trauma. He is the brother of Majella O'Hare, aged 12 years old, who was shot dead by the British Army in 1976, at home in north London. Photograph: Joanne O'Brien

A man whose 12-year-old sister was shot dead by a British soldier in Co Armagh 45 years ago is “shocked and devastated” that her killer may be granted(...)

An unpublished poem written by republican hunger striker Bobby Sands has emerged. Photograph: PA Wire

The following is an unpublished poem written by republican hunger striker Bobby Sands,while imprisoned in the Maze prison (also known as the H-Blocks (...)

Some of the letters from the H-blocks. Photograph: Julien Behal

Tiny, handwritten letters composed by republican prisoners in the H-Blocks and Armagh women’s prison in the lead-up to the 1981 hunger strikes, have e(...)

Mairead Liddy from Magheralin, Co Armagh, who was born in December 1921, the year the Northern Ireland state was established following partition. Photograph: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Belfast

Even at almost 100 years old, Mairead Liddy remembers well the impact of partition on her family. Her parents owned a pub in Warrenpoint, Co Down, wh(...)

Rozanna Purcell at Diamond Hill, in Connemara National Park, Galway

What better way to get active again than taking to the highways and byways of Ireland’s hills and mountains? Rozanna Purcell, author and creator of (...)

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