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See you in Court

See you in Court

The Powerscourt Hotel in Co Wicklow has a job on its hands to stand out in such an impressive location, but stand out it duly does, writes Julian Fleming

Gear Check: summer adventures

Gear Check: summer adventures

The long days and early dawns are here, so it’s time to get out and take advantage of all the amazing things Ireland has to offer – be it on land, sea or hill. Here is a range of great gear to help you make the most of those long summer days

Get out there: water sports

Get out there: water sports

It’s summer. It’s time for water sports. Here are three great beginner events to let you try all sorts of fun stuff

Travel: Moreish Massachusetts

Travel: Moreish Massachusetts

From apple orchards to wineries, and farm-stores to fresh flowers, central Massachusetts has everything if you’re looking for flavours to savour.

A singularly good time

A singularly good time

Coasteering is an adventurous way of exploring Clare Island in Co Mayo – swimming through sea caves, rock climbing and cliff jumping. Brendan Daly takes the plunge on a singles weekend

Get out there

Get out there

Mourne Way Marathon, June 6

Gear check

Gear check

Having the right gear can make all the difference to your festival experience. While none of this kit is flowery or psychedelic, it all works really well, and will see you through multiple festivals and loads of other outdoor adventures besides

Gear check

Gear check

If you’ve ambled through our Long Read and are thinking of taking to the pilgrim path, you’re going to need some adaptable gear. You might not be scaling mountain peaks, but you’ll be out in all kinds of weather. So here are are three great pieces th

GET OUT THERE

GET OUT THERE

Signing up to a charity event or one that helps the local community can be a great motivator when it comes to training or completion. Here are three great upcoming ones from which to choose

Test - Made at home in Wexford’s big houses

Test - Made at home in Wexford’s big houses

Unable to choose where to treat her foodie mum on a Mother’s Day weekend, Leanna Byrne let the Blue Book be her guide on a luxury two-centred trip to Wexford

Made at home in Wexford’s big houses

Made at home in Wexford’s big houses

Unable to choose where to treat her foodie mum on a Mother’s Day weekend, Leanna Byrne let the Blue Book be her guide on a luxury two-centred trip to Wexford

Test -  GET OUT THERE

Test - GET OUT THERE

Signing up to a charity event or one that helps the local community can be a great motivator when it comes to training or completion. Here are three great upcoming ones from which to choose

Get out there

Get out there

No matter where you go in the country over the coming weeks, there’s an outdoor adventure or event to choose from. Here are three great ones

Something in the Heir

Something in the Heir

From John Desmond’s superb cooking to Ducky Punch’s demanding yoga classes, Heir Island in west Cork is a secluded retreat with a difference, writes Deirdre O’Shaughnessy

A Blueway to peace and tranquillity

A Blueway to peace and tranquillity

The Shannon Blueway aims to bring kayakers of all abilities and other visitors to this often-overlooked part of Ireland’s north-west, writes Roisin Finlay