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Coom Hill in Skibbereen, Co Cork. Photograph: Charles McCarthy Auctioneers

Charlie McCarthy, an auctioneer who has sold houses, farms and even islands in west Cork for almost half a century, takes the calls on Coom Hill as he(...)

Keeping hens is so much more than the luxury of breakfasting on homegrown eggs. Photograph: Getty

Few things in life are more satisfying than taking a stroll to a hen house and scooping up warm, freshly laid eggs. When I was pregnant with our first(...)

Surfers on the beach at Lahinch in Clare. A visit  brought back happy memories of holidays there when I was a youngster. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Last Saturday was to have been the second Test in Australia and the end of the season. Myself and Elaine had planned on going to Italy but luckily we (...)

“Clare Island has been a mirage for the last four months for this coronavirus-confined granny whose solitary confinement meant that all conversations – mainly Gooh-Goohs and Gah-Gahs – with the first grandchild were through a mobile phone screen.” Photograph: Getty Images

It is Mini Madam’s maiden voyage and she is the only one onboard not wearing a mask as the Clew Bay Queen slips out of the little harbour at Roonagh p(...)

George had a lifelong love of Patrick Kavanagh’s poetry and had met him on a couple of occasions.

Minutes before Daddy died I sang him a verse of Raglan Road down the phone. Even though I was snottering and wailing I could hear him breathe so stron(...)

 A depiction of conditions on a slave ship

The entrance to Trinity College Dublin through the College Green front gate is one of Dublin’s best-known images. Few know it was built with money in (...)

Project Ireland 2040 was one the flagship initiatives of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s time at the helm of the Fine Gael-Independent minority government in the last Dáil. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

A significant number of roads projects committed to by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must go ahead because contracts have already been signed to build them,(...)

Dubliner Eamonn Cronnolly on a walk around Lake Immala in Finland: ‘I came here with only a cabin bag’.

My wife and I walk by Lake Immala in Finland, which is large enough to have a sandy beach and stretches to the Russian border. The silence is broken o(...)

Supermarkets emptied of eggs, Britons are seeking hens for their back gardens – such a bonanza for the UK’s urban foxes. Illustration: Michael Viney

The song thrush joins me half an hour before dawn, perching on the bare, topmost branch of the hawthorn outside my workroom window. He sings steadily(...)

The Octagon in Westport, Co Mayo. Photograph: Eye Ubiquitous/UIG via Getty Images

Noel Kavanagh will have invested just shy of €6 million between his two businesses on Westport’s Octagon by the end of this year. “The timing couldn’t(...)

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