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‘It was the most providential escape yet. It will probably have the effect of making them think that I am even more mysterious than they believe me to be, and that is saying a good deal.’   Michael Collins knew the power of his persona, and capitalised on what people wanted to believe. The image we have of him comes filtered through...
Migration is a way of life for most birds found in Ireland. Our nation sits with its back to the Old World and its face to the New World, so the variety of bird species reaching our shores is derived from two hemispheres. From across the planet, ‘our’ birds come – to breed, stop off, or spend the winter. How these visitors reached our shores...
Beside yon straggling fence that skirts the way,  With blossomed furze unprofitably gay,  There, in his noisy mansion, skill'd to rule,  The village master taught his little school Oliver Goldsmith, ‘The Deserted Village’ Schoolhouse ruins are a common sight in the Irish countryside,...
Adventure is closer than you think. Ireland’s wild scenery and dramatic landscapes call out for exploration, and this inspirational guide will open your eyes to the huge variety of exhilarating outdoor experiences the country has to offer. Whether you want to sea kayak around remote stacks and arches, discover delicate stalactites in...
The Mourne and Cooley Mountains are quite simply a hiker’s paradise. These exhilarating walks will take you to the highest point in Northern Ireland, to scenic Slieve Foye and the ancient summit of Slieve Gullion.  On routes steeped in the legend of the  Táin Bó Cúailgne , trek through picturesque woodlands. Discover...
John G. O’Dwyer’s comprehensive guide to the best walks in Tipperary and Waterford has now been updated and expanded to include Laois and Offaly. From the rugged Comeragh coums to the stately peaks of the Galtees, and from myth-laden Slievenamon to the sequestered glens of the popular Slieve Bloom Mountains, there are walks to suit all tastes...