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The 8th year of the Leenane Mountain Walking Festival will take place from the 1st - 3rd May, 2015. The Leenane Mountain Walking Festival has become a...

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Industry Insiders: Nichola Jarvis o...

Welcome to Industry Insiders where we meet with people involved in the Outdoor and Fitness Business. The first person we've caught up with is Nichola ...

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NiRunning announce details of annua...

The popular running website, NiRunning (www.nirunning.co.uk) this week announced that the 2nd annual running of their 5 mile Trail Race in Ballybole...

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Sunrise and Snowfall

The people at Tribal Fitness decided to mark the start of 2015 with a spot of adventure. Thanks to Nichola Jarvis for sharing this account of their ...

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Walking Ireland’s Iconic Mountains – Number 6: Croagh Patrick

The last two stops on our Iconic Mountains of Ireland tour were on Achill Island as we took in the magnificent Slievemore and the mighty Cro...

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Experience the joys of Connemara with the Leenane Mountain Walking Festival

The 8th year of the Leenane Mountain Walking Festival will take place from the 1st - 3rd May, 2015. ...

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Snow on The Comeraghs

We've seen lots of photos of the recent snow around the country. A few in particular have stood out and this shot from John Foley is one of ...

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Autumn essentials for the Hillwalker

By October autumn is well and truly with us. In addition to the colder and more unsettled weather this brings to the hills, the available da...

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Snow watch Winter 2014/2015

We're on the lookout for snow on the mountains and hills of Ireland. Send your reports and photos to info@walkingandhikingireland.com....

Experience the joys of Connemara with the Leenane Mountain Walking Festival

The 8th year of the Leenane Mountain Walking Festival will take place from the 1st - 3rd May, 2015. The Leenane Mountain Walking Festival has become a major successful event for Connemara and the area. This festival has been designed to suit all levels of walkers from casual low level walks to the more experienced! Each day there is a choice of at least 4 walks from Strenuous to low level or something a bit different with a geology & archeology fieldtrip available. This year’s programme includes Read more [...]

Industry Insiders: Nichola Jarvis of Tribal Fitness. Passion fuels passion!

Welcome to Industry Insiders where we meet with people involved in the Outdoor and Fitness Business. The first person we've caught up with is Nichola Jarvis of Tribal Fitness. Nichola has successfully launched an interesting business which combines her love of fitness and the outdoors. I have a passion for health and fitness. A passion for good nutrition. A passion for the outdoors. A passion for happiness, and for the hills. However, the biggest passion of mine is to help other women experience Read more [...]

NiRunning announce details of annual trail race

The popular running website, NiRunning (www.nirunning.co.uk) this week announced that the 2nd annual running of their 5 mile Trail Race in Ballyboley Forest, just outside Larne. In early 2014, despite heavy overnight snow and ice, which enforced a complete change of course and Race HQ on the morning of the event, the race attracted over one hundred competitors and proved popular with participants. The Race HQ (including Start/Finish and Registration) will be at the Killylane Reservoir side of Read more [...]

Sunrise and Snowfall

The people at Tribal Fitness decided to mark the start of 2015 with a spot of adventure. Thanks to Nichola Jarvis for sharing this account of their sunrise hike to the summit of Slieve Binnian with us. Tribal Fitness is committed to helping women maintain, regain and improve their fitness levels, while having FUN so check out their website at www.tribalfitnessbootcamps.co.uk. January is a month full of emotion. We reflect on previous events and look ahead to what we want to achieve. It can all Read more [...]

Conquer the highest peak in each province in one weekend

Conquer the highest peak in each province in one weekend to raise awareness and much needed funds for SERVE’s development projects in Africa, Asia and South America. When? June 11th to June 14th 2015 Where? Conquer the highest peaks across the four provinces of Ireland; Carrauntoohil, Co. Kerry (1,038m) Mweelrea, Co. Mayo (814m) Slieve Dionard, Co. Down (925m) Lugnaquilla, Co. Wicklow (850m) Early Bird Offer! Apply before 1st March and Register 5 team members for the price Read more [...]

Snow on The Comeraghs

We've seen lots of photos of the recent snow around the country. A few in particular have stood out and this shot from John Foley is one of them. John captured this magnificent scene from above the Boola Lakes in the Comeraghs. The shot showsRathgormack in the foreground and snow capped Sliabh na Mban in the distance. You can see more of John's brilliant photos at www.johnfoleyimages.com/mountains Read more [...]

The snowy Mournes from the air

Yesterday, we featured a video by Aaron Shimmons featuring a trail-run in the magical snow-covered Mournes. Today, we received this fanastic video from John Medlow featuring the same snow-covered Mournes from the air. It's only a short video but the footage captured is stunning. Thanks for John for sharing the video and we look forward to seeing more footage in the future. Read more [...]

A wee run in the Mournes

We've had a number of beautiful photos of the recent snow in the Mourne Mountains. Aaron Shimmons decided to burn off the Christmas excess by taking a run in the Mournes. Luckily for us, Aaron decided to take along the GoPro that Santa had kindly delivered so we can all join him for his run of Millstone Mountain, Slieve Donard & Slieve Commedagh. How beautiful does Donard look with it's covering of snow and isn't the footage of the glider just stunning? Thanks to Aaron for sharing and we Read more [...]