Benone Strand, County Derry – The Guardian, 2010

Benone Strand, County Derry – The Guardian, 2010

I’ve long known that Benone Strand has supernatural qualities. That became evident one autumnal night in the early ‘90s when myself and two pals, one gent, one gal, arrived on the beach at 3 am. As we contemplated the icy mist wafting above the lapping waves, the moon...
Rolling Around the Achill Sound (1999)

Rolling Around the Achill Sound (1999)

Ireland’s largest outlying island is also one of its most magical.. If you’ve only got time to gaze out a moving windscreen, then a tour of the island shouldn’t take more than an hour. But it is better suited to day-trippers, with numerous options...

Donegal Catch, 2001

Donegal County. Ireland’s Highlands. 120,000 inhabitants. Daniel O’Donnell and Rory Gallagher. Saint Columba and Packie Bonner. Famine workhouses and surf beaches. Donegal Catch and Donegal Tweed. The Four Masters and the Flight of the Earls. “A pleasant rolling sea,...