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Are you tough enough to Run The Gau...

Why not run the gauntlet in Killarney on Sunday 16th November at 9am. Voted 30 out of the Top 50 Outdoor Events in 2011 by Outsider Magazine, this...

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Autumn essentials for the Hillwalke...

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 daylight hou...

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Have you got the Grit for Gullion?

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Mourne by Moonlight by Stephen Wall...

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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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Are you tough enough to Run The Gauntlet?

Why not run the gauntlet in Killarney on Sunday 16th November at 9am. Voted 30 out of the Top 50...

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Mourne by Moonlight by Stephen Wallace

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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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‘Days Like This’ wins Living Landscapes Category in Photography Competition

We love seeing shots of the Mourne Mountains from Brian McCready, a regular contributor to Walking & Hiking Ireland. Brian recently land...

Are you tough enough to Run The Gauntlet?

Why not run the gauntlet in Killarney on Sunday 16th November at 9am. Voted 30 out of the Top 50 Outdoor Events in 2011 by Outsider Magazine, this race starts covers 13.1 miles Over & Back The Gap of Dunloe finishing outside Kate Kearney’s Cottage. It is open to runners and walkers. You can register online, on the day or on the previous day at Race Pick Up. On Saturday 15th, Race Pick Up is in Randles Court Hotel. They offer participants discounted accommodation rates also. There is a Read more [...]

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 daylight hours reduce rapidly, especially when the clocks go back later in the month. This brings additional challenges to the hillwalker, and to meet those challenges it is important to carry a bit of extra gear to ensure our safety and comfort. Below is a list of the extra kit I would consider essential for an autumn or milder winter day on the hills. (Note Read more [...]

Have you got the Grit for Gullion?

The popular King of Gullion 10k Challenge is back for its second year on Sunday 2nd November 2014. Following from the success of last year’s event, this year’s race promises to be bigger and better than before! Starting at 12 Midday, the King of Gullion 10k Challenge is a chipped race from the Courtyard around mountain roads and trails where participants can enjoy the spectacular scenery in the Ring of Gullion before finishing again at the Courtyard. There are fantastic prizes up for grabs Read more [...]

Mourne by Moonlight by Stephen Wallace

Last July, inspired by Alastair Humphreys’ blogs about how great it is to sleep on top of a hill, as well as Ronald Turnbull’s fantastic ‘Book of the Bivvy’ about the benefits of camping with just a bivvy bag rather than using a tent, Stephen Wallace armed himself with a bivvy bag, camping stove, some nice ales, a curry and sat down with one of his growing collection of maps. Stephen somehow managed to persuade 3 friends, who were hiking-novices, that it would be a good idea to tackle Read more [...]

October Midweek Madness at Achill Cliff House Hotel

Achill Cliff House Hotel & Restaurant, a partner accommodation of Walking And Hiking Ireland, are running a special October midweek deal offering you a chance to enjoy Dinner B&B for only €59pps. The hotel is located on Achill Island at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way and on the Great Western Greenway. The restaurant boasts Achill Island's most scenic dining room which has a lovely cosy fire and candle light for the dark eveinings whilst in the morning you will see the stunning landscape Read more [...]

Cloud Inversion over Musheramore

There can be few more spectacular sights whilst walking in the mountains than that of a cloud inversion. The experience of walking above a covering of cloud, the landscape below hidden and only the tops of the surrounding hills rising like islands above the cloud, is an unforgettable one. Kieran Fitzgerald was lucky enough to witness a cloud inversion whilst walking on Mount Clara in the Derrynasaggart Mountains, County Cork. Check out these couple of pictures from Kieran of the cloud inversion Read more [...]

Call of the Wild – Killarney Walking Festival Autumn Series

To Celebrate the Celtic Festival of Samhain, Killarney Walking Festival, will host three walks on Saturday 11th, October 2014. The Autumn Series is called the ‘Call of the Wild,' and includes three signature guided walks that promise to capture the magic and beauty of this special time of year in Killarney. ‘Ancient Celtic Sites Walk,' This guided walk and boat trip, by Ray and Mary Walsh, ‘Walk with Me,'  explores  the ancient world of Celtic and Historical sites in Killarney National Read more [...]

Sunset on the Summit: Enjoy Slieve Donard at Sunset

The Cedar Foundation is looking for teams and individuals from all over the province to raise funds for our work with children and adults with disabilities throughout Northern Ireland by climbing Slieve Donard to watch the sunset on Saturday 27th September 2014. The registration fee for this trek is £20 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £80 in sponsorship for Cedar. To find out more about this event phone Christine on 028 9077 0551 or go online to www.cedar-foundation.org/sunset. The Read more [...]