I’m traveling to Ireland for the Newspaper & Periodical History Forum of Ireland’s 2018 Conference, “The Press & the Vote,” at NUI Galway. Watch for my tweets (@markaholan) and posts over the coming week.
First, here are links to photo features from my last two trips.
Dooagh Beach is back! The strand on the west side of Achill Island, Mayo, disappeared 33 years ago during a storm. Now, a “freak tide” has deposited hundreds of tons of sand where for more than three decades there has been nothing but rocky tide pools.
Meanwhile, The Irish Times reports that 30 to 40 gorse fires are raging across the country. The majority of the fires are burning around the Border area and Roscommon and Sligo, but the most significant blaze is in Cloosh Valley in Galway, according to the Times.
The beach is back. Image by Sean Molloy/Achill Tourism Via Reuters.