A view off Skellig Michael  in Co Kerry. Skellig Michael and  Brú na Bóinne, Co Meath, are designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage sites. Minister for  Heritage Jimmy Deenihan has warned the number of World Heritage sites will not expand unless the objections of landowners can be overcome. Photograph:   Don MacMonagle

The number of World Heritage sites in the State will not expand unless the objections of local landowners can be overcome, the Minister for Arts, H(...)

 Glendalough: “Next Easter there is an opportunity for the people of Ireland to heed the age-old siren call of our ancient paths and reconnect with our common Christian heritage.”  Photograph: Fáilte Ireland

Last summer, in this column, I recounted a penitential journey I completed from Slemish Mountain to Skellig Michael when researching my book, Pilgrim (...)

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