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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 them. John...

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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 fro...

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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...

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The Magical Mournes

We've always said that the Mourne Mountains are a pretty special place. The impresive summit tors of Binnian, the unforgettable views from Bearnagh, t...

Walks & Routes

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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...

Events

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Winter Lecture: “Inappropriate Climbing” – Andy Kirkpatrick – Cork

Climber, Award Winning Author, Comedian - Andy Kirkpatrick returns to Cork this Friday 19th. Since h...

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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....

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 [...]

The Magical Mournes

We've always said that the Mourne Mountains are a pretty special place. The impresive summit tors of Binnian, the unforgettable views from Bearnagh, the well-trodden path to the summit of Donard and the pure majesty of the Mourne Wall all make this compact range an unforgettable experience. Perhaps at no-time do the Mournes look so magical as with a covering of snow and the last few days have served to remind us of this. Check out some of the recent scenes from the Mournes. John Medlow sent Read more [...]

The Snowy Mournes

We have a separate post which contains updates of snow on the mountains of Ireland but we thought this image deserved a post of it's own. Brian McCready, a regular contributor to the website, submitted this stunning picture of snow on the Mourne Mountains taken yesterday. The shot shows the frozen carn on the summit of Slieve Meelmore. Many thanks to Brian for sharing. If you have some pics we could feature on the website, please drop us an email at info@walkingandhikingireland.com Read more [...]

Winter Lecture: “Inappropriate Climbing” – Andy Kirkpatrick – Cork

Climber, Award Winning Author, Comedian - Andy Kirkpatrick returns to Cork this Friday 19th. Since his last tour in 2011 Andy has been busy climbing all over the world and has a tonne of hilarious new stories to tell. This time around the maverick mountaineer will be talking about climbing El Cap with his 13-year-old daughter (as featured in CBBC’s My Life series), revisiting Norway’s Troll Wall, his latest winter expedition to attempt the North Face of the Eiger and his 2013 trip to Antarctica. http://vimeo.com/79094854 Hugely Read more [...]

Take the Cara Bundoran Challenge 2015

Launched in 2010, The CARA Bundoran Challenge is now in its 5th successful year and is scheduled to take place for the weekend of 13th – 15th March 2015 in lovely Bundoran! Plenty of Time to get the running shoes on and get Training! Last year’s event attracted over 1,500 runners, joggers & walkers from all over Ireland and raised over €15,000 for The Marie Keating Foundation, Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice & NYP Bundoran. For 2015 all funds raised will go to very worthy charities Read more [...]

Bantry Walking Festival returns May 30th & 31st 2015!

The Bantry Walking Festival returns May 30th & 31st 2015! This voluntary-run, intimate festival takes in some of the most spectacular walks in West Cork with A, B & C levels walks held on both days catering for all levels of experience. The walks are lead by local, experienced leaders and assistants to give you an unparalleled view of the local landscape, floral, fauna and history. With appointed meeting places for socialising in the evenings and an active social network, meet fellow Read more [...]