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Snow Capped Caherconree

We've had a number of stunning images submitted over the last couple of months and we'll feature some of them over the coming weeks. One image th...

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The Loop Head Walking and Heritage ...

Have you visited "The Irish Times Best Place to Holiday" Yet? Every wondered why The Loop Head Peninsula in County Clare won the title? The answer is ...

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Go Muckin Crazy at the Mayo Mud Run...

Mayo Mud Run’s 3rd annual prize winning race takes place on Saturday March 28th at 1p.m in Moygownagh Ballina Co,Mayo. Mayo Mud Run is an 8km time chi...

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400 take part in Killarney Adventur...

A perfect Spring Day saw over 400 competitors Competing in the Killarney Adventure Race, as part of the  St Patrick’s Festival, Killarney. The Ath...

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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The Loop Head Walking and Heritage festival 2015

Have you visited "The Irish Times Best Place to Holiday" Yet? Every wondered why The Loop Head Penin...

Images

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Snow Capped Caherconree

We've had a number of stunning images submitted over the last couple of months and we'll feature some of them over the coming weeks. On...

Gear and Reviews

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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...

News

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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 Capped Caherconree

We've had a number of stunning images submitted over the last couple of months and we'll feature some of them over the coming weeks. One image that really stood out was this amazing shot of Caherconree in County Kerry which was taken by Valerie O'Sullivan. Caherconree is an ancient Celebratory Fort standing at 835 metres. In Irish mythology this is the fort of Cú Roí mac Dáire, who was able to make it spin around at night to stop any attackers from finding the entrance. Thanks to Valerie Read more [...]

The Loop Head Walking and Heritage festival 2015

Have you visited "The Irish Times Best Place to Holiday" Yet? Every wondered why The Loop Head Peninsula in County Clare won the title? The answer is simple, vast areas of unspoilt beauty, large sandy beaches and hours of coastal walks to explore. The Loop Head Peninsula also won a European Destination of Excellence award along with being named as one of 100 Sustainable Destination in the World. Why? because it takes one thing very serious, "Tourism that is good for tourists, should also be good Read more [...]

Go Muckin Crazy at the Mayo Mud Run

Mayo Mud Run’s 3rd annual prize winning race takes place on Saturday March 28th at 1p.m in Moygownagh Ballina Co,Mayo. Mayo Mud Run is an 8km time chipped race which is an adrenaline fuelled but equally an energy sapping cross-country race set in the natural rugged terrain of Moygownagh. Competitors will face challenging conditions starting on the road but quickly getting into the thick of our mucky course which has forest trails, drains, a river, with lots of man-made and natural obstacles or Read more [...]

400 take part in Killarney Adventure Race

A perfect Spring Day saw over 400 competitors Competing in the Killarney Adventure Race, as part of the  St Patrick’s Festival, Killarney. The Athletes cycled through the most scenic ancient paths of Killarney National Park, through The Famous Black Valley, where they ran a section of The Kerry Way, along Cummenduff Glen, through O’Sullivan’s Farm, the last house in the Valley. Then a tough incline onto The MacGillycuddy Reek’s to Curraghmore Lake, before turning back to complete their Read more [...]

Breathe in the coastal air and walk your worries away at the Cloghane Brandon Walking and Music Festival

Have you made any plans for the Easter Bank holiday weekend? Fear not, the Cloghane Brandon Walking and Music Festival, takes place on the 3rd of April until the 6th of April 2015. This festival caters for all levels of walkers. The two difficult walks will treat walkers to the breath-taking views of Más an Tiompáin and Mount Brandon, Irelands second highest mountain. Walkers who decide to do the moderate walks will get to walk the spectacular Sás Creek to Brandon Point loop walk and visit Read more [...]

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 [...]