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By Hugh Lambert
Originally published weekly in the south Dublin newspaper The Leader, these popular pieces by journalist Hugh Lambert have now been gathered together in a special collection. Take a ramble and uncover Dublin's curious corners and forgotten alcoves, as well as the colourful characters who have lived in Ireland's capital.
By Brian Murphy
'It had been a busy few days for Adolf Hitler, but Douglas Hyde had not slipped his mind ...' Hyde's values stood in stark contrast to those of a continental dictator. As a Protestant nationalist and a leading figure in the language revival, he made the office an inclusive one...
By Kevin Martin
The pub has been at the centre of Irish life for centuries. It has played many roles: funeral home, restaurant, grocery shop, music venue, job centre and meeting place for everyone from poets to revolutionaries. Often plain and unpretentious, it is a neutral ground, a leveller - a home away...
Renowned walking guide author Helen Fairbairn explores the best walking routes of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. Illustrated with colour photos and detailed maps, this comprehensive guide is all that's needed to plan a walk on the Wild Atlantic Way whatever your level of expertise.
Hillwalking is Ireland's most widely practised leisure activity today. Rock climbing has developed to a level of technical excellence with crags in almost every county. This history recounts the adventures, dangers, successes and failures of these multifaceted activities.
In a country richly endowed with wild mountain ranges, secluded valleys and untamed coastlines, the best natural landscapes can only be explored on foot. Here are over sixty of the greatest one-day walking routes in Ireland, varying from short strolls to full-day treks. Every part of the Republic and Northern...
Walking in Dublin and Wicklow is nothing new - it has long been one of Ireland's most popular outdoor playgrounds. Some routes are established classics, and most lie within an hour of Dublin city. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bag, pull on your boots and go -...
Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty was an Irish Oskar Schindler who saved over 6,500 lives during the German occupation of Rome in the Second World War. He was immortalised in the film The Scarlet and the Black with Gregory Peck as O'Flaherty and was awarded high honours.