The season of mellow fruitfulness again swings round, the sun grows yellow, and the sky, when blue, is sharp and clear.Read article
It may sound like a tall order, but the solution to rows about ocean-based fish farms could well be up in the sky.Read article
‘And when white moths were on the wing, and moth-like stars were flickering out, I dropped the berry in a stream, And caught a little silver trout’Read article
Compared with the west coast, the south coast has a mere smattering of islands. From Hook Head in Co Wexford to Cape Clear in Co Cork, there are a few clusters of islands at Glandore, Cork Harbour, and Kilmore Quay, writes Dan MacCarthy.
The Castlehaven wildflower show was displaying in glorious Technicolor last Sunday, only better than any camera lens or Photoshop could contrive, writes Damien Enright.Read article
The sight of hundreds of dead fish, killed by pollution, has always angered us. Caused by human activity, it shows contempt for water, wildlife, and amenities used by the public, writes Donal Hickey.
The moorhens and coots, of lakes and ponds, are easy to tell apart. Waterhens have bright red bills with yellow tips, and some white on their tail feathers, writes Richard Collins.
Blackberry season is one of the few times of year when it’s clear that you can’t banish nature from the city, even though we try, writes Clodagh Finn.Read article
Peter Dowdall says ‘Heavenly Blue’ catches the autumn sunlight like a stage actor hogging the spotlightRead article
Fiann Ó Nualláin looks at the natural ways to suppress, expel, or just sooth a coughRead article
This week Dan MacCarthy visits Inishmurray off the coast of County Sligo
A Cork resident wrote to me about Cork city planners apparent shortsightedness in asphalting over the city’s green spaces, writes Damien EnrightRead article
The discovery of a bearded seal at Timoleague recently, prompts renewed interest in early records, writes Richard Collins
The blackberry is very much part of folk and rural traditions, writes Donal HickeyRead article
Rosaí McCarthy is flushed with the success of a new beekeeping co-operative in Ballyvourney, CorkRead article
Mary O’Riordan looks at how the products of beehives are not only healthy to eat, but are a staple in cosmetic manufacturing, tooRead article
Planting a green crop and digging it back into the soil can be done before autumn, says Fiann Ó NualláinRead article
Peter Dowdall says putting in the groundwork in winter can pay big dividends the following year
While eagles and kites were being reintroduced to Ireland, buzzards organised their own recolonisation, writes Richard Collins.Read article
Digging your own potatoes and serving up “balls of flour’’ on the kitchen table, an hour later, is a special kind of experience that’s becoming all too rare in Ireland, with the one-time staple food being gradually forsaken in recent years, writes Donal Hickey.Read article
Many Irish islands have unique attributes: Clare Island in Co Mayo has rare medieval frescoes; Dursey Island in Co Cork has Ireland’s only cable car; and Tory Island in Co Donegal has a king. However, not many islands have several unique attributes that make them stand apart like a beacon in the night, write Dan McCarthy.