Ireland

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Ireland’s most scenic bus service? Ennis to Galway via the Cliffs of Moher
The 350 bus in County Clare offers sublime views of some of Ireland’s most dramatic scenery, stops off in historic villages and gives glimpses of a rich cultural heritage

Vic O’Sullivan

13, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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40 of the best beaches in Europe
From flamingo-pink shores to wild coastlines and everything in between, our travel writers pick the continent’s finest sands, and places to stay nearby

30, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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And did those feet: 10 walks inspired by famous poets
Matching rich verse with great scenery, these strolls follow in the footsteps of some of our greatest wordsmiths, from William Blake to Carol Ann Duffy

Kevin Rushby

03, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Loving a cold climate: Ireland’s Nordic-inspired wilderness retreat
Can a cabin retreat in the wintry Irish wilderness of County Cavan match the authentic Finnish hot-tub experience?

Fergal McCarthy

12, Feb, 2022 @11:00 AM

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In the footsteps of giants: the ultimate Ulysses walk around Dublin
On the centennial of James Joyce’s modernist masterpiece, we offer a pilgrimage you can fit into a single day

Chris Moss

02, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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It can feel like the world’s most spectacular wilderness; the savage beauty of Connemara
Connemara has inspired film crews, writers and maharajahs with its wild mountains and endless expanses of sky and sea

Fergal McCarthy

17, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Without a puff of fossil fuels …’ My favourite no-fly holiday
With Cop26 in full swing, we ask environmentalists and nature writers where they take a break without it costing the Earth

02, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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In Ireland, lockdown has made us fall in love with the sea
One of the few things Covid did not shut in Ireland was the sea, and from swimming to foraging, it has created a new appreciation of the water

Rory Carroll

31, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Joy ride: a 1,000 mile horseback trip through western Ireland | Hilary Bradt
The guidebook publisher’s dream of a solo horseback trip came true, but proved a greater challenge – and more exhilarating – than she’d thought possible

Hilary Bradt

12, Jul, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Ireland: life under one of the harshest lockdowns in the world
‘The mood was edgy, even a little paranoid …’ As Ireland moves out of lockdown, our writer recounts what it’s been like over the past year

Philip Watson

03, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Wexford’s hotels and attractions prepare for easing of Ireland’s Covid lockdown
The shuttering is almost at an end, but as hotels reopen on 2 June, how will the county cope with domestic-only tourism?

Rory Carroll

02, Jun, 2021 @5:30 AM

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In search of light on the edge of Ireland
In a window between lockdowns, we discovered the cinematic coastline of Louth, Ireland’s smallest county, with its wide, empty beaches and rare wildlife

Kerri ní Dochartaigh

14, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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