Devastating fire raged through Killarney National Park, threatening some of the oldest woodlands in Europe. Local fire crews and volunteers contained the fire in three days, saving much of the ancient oak forest.
Ultra-runner Sean Clifford from Killarney set an Irish record for the positive ascent of 10,000m - the equivalent height of Mount Everest - in 23 hours and 53 minutes
ESB Crew arrive at Valentia Island Lighthouse, Cromwells Point, Co. Kerry, during Storm Eleanor, as it gripped the southern and western seaboard of the Atlantic, cutting off power supply to much of the country
Storm brewing on Valentia Island, as ewes gather to brave the elements in Co Kerry
Budding actors read their lines in preparation for the daunting task of auditioning for the West End version of 'Annie'.
" The legendary Mike Murphy, Dromid, winner of Ra´s Tailteann 1958, invited world champion rower Paul Griffin to his house before Paul headed to Beijing to compete in the 2008 Olympic Games. Mike’s philosophy as a cyclist, acrobat, rower, weight lifter and sporting philosopher was simple; drink cows blood, eat raw meat and vegetables and run at least thirty miles a day 2nd"
Aaron Monaghan, (Estragon), and Marty Rea (Vladimir) performing in Waiting for Godotdirected by Garry Hynes, artistic director of Druid Theatre.
A dog ready to fetch sticks thrown by its owner on Rossbeigh Strand, Glenbeigh, on a cold January morning in Kerry.
Fog rises from the Atlantic Sea into Dingle Peninsula resting below the summit of Caherconree, the old Kingdom of Kerry.
John Keane, Kilmoyley, Billy Riordon, Athea and Matt Dillon, Killarney, holding tough at Listowel Livestock Mart Opening Dairy Sale.
Sheep farmer, Donal Foley, with his dog Jake, bringing down his ewes for scanning, on his land at Lough Accose, Glencar, McGillycuddy’s Reeks, Co Kerry.
John O'Connor, Sheep Farmer, bringing his Ewes down Mount Brandon Mountain for Scanning before lambing season.
A little dog gets anxious as he watches his owner going for his daily dip at the Pollock Holes, Kilkee, Co Clare.
Competing in the Killarney Ironman Triathlon, which included a 3.8km swim, a cycle of 180km, a marathon of 42km.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, enjoying meeting Fish Monger,Pat O'Connell, at The English Market in Cork, on her historical state visit to Ireland.
Michael Curran was going nowhere…except enjoying the Annual Willie Clancy music Festival in Milltown Malbay.
Monastic Life at Glencairn Abbey is about work and prayer for Sr Michelle Miller, left and Sr Sarah Branigan, who are part of a community of nuns at the enclosed Cistercian Glencairn Abbey, County Waterford.
Keeper of the Light...Richard Foran ,Valentia Island, is the Lighthouse Keeper on Skellig Michael Island one of the most enigmatic and remote sacred sites of all Europe.It lies 12 km of the South west coast of Kerry. An imposing Rock face continuously beaten by the strong Atlantic Ocean, rising 218 meters about sea level. Skellig lighthouse is one of the main sea lights off the south west coast of Ireland and is located on the outer and larger of the Skellig rocks. Two Lighthouses were established on Skellig Michael in 1826, only one remains, automated in 1987, Richard visits and maintains the Lighthouse every 3rd week and is often stranded on the island due to adverse weather conditions as was the case on this particular visit when fog and the unforgiving swells of the Atlantic sea, kept him there for three days. Richard is a great story teller and avid reader. His stories of lighthouse keepers along Ireland's Coasts are fascinating.
Mrs. Eileen Cronin, 'Cronin's Yard' at the base of Corran Tuathail, entertains Sergeant Dave O'Connor and Bishop of Kerry Bill Murphy at her home, while the official launch of her son John's café took place in the yard.
" Two young jockeys reflect on their race performance at Dingle Races "
Michael Reardon a world-renowned climber and free spirit from California was taken by a rogue Atlantic wave off Valentia Island in July 2007 and his body was never found.
Valentia lighthouse and coastline are battered by November storms and seasonal tides.
Pilgrims on May Day completing "The Rounds" at the Holy Well, at the City of Shrone, Rathmore, which is the oldest centre of worship, in Western Europe.
World Champion Mountain Runner, John Lenihan, on the Cathair Rioge on his return from Corran Tuathail (1039m). John's record of 71 minutes, running to and from Corran Tuathail, from the Hydro Road, has not been beaten since 1988.
Players of the Druid Theatre perform John B Keane's Sive at the Gleneagle hotel, Killarney, in April 2003.
A woman makes the May Day 2006 rounds at the 'City of Shrone', Rathmore, Co Kerry, said to be the oldest pilgrimage site in Western Europe