Tackle the Ireland West 3/4 Maratho...

Swinford Athletics Club have announced the launch of the annual Ireland West ¾ Marathon and 5K which will take place on Saturday the 5th of Septe...

Your Weekend Walks: Jan 4th/5th 202...

We asked you to submit photos of your #weekendwalks and you didn't disappoint. Here is a selection of photos submitted. Michael Mullins tackled...

IMRA Winter/Spring League Fixtures ...

The Irish Mountain Running Association have released details of their Winter/Spring League for 2020. The league consists of 5 events building...

Stocking Fillers: Running Books

Looking for some ideas for a stocking filler for the running addict in your life?Want to treat yourself to something to read in front of the fire...

Walks & Routes

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

Tackle the Ireland West 3/4 Marathon

Swinford Athletics Club have announced the launch of the annual Ireland West ¾ Marathon and 5K ...

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Your Weekend Walks: Jan 4th/5th 2020

We asked you to submit photos of your #weekendwalks and you didn't disappoint. Here is a selection of photos submitted. Michael Mulli...

Gear and Reviews

Stocking Fillers: Running Books

Looking for some ideas for a stocking filler for the running addict in your life?Want to treat yourself to something to read in front o...

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Date for your diary: Fermanagh Ramblers AGM

Are you interested in enjoying the great outdoors more? Why not go along to the Fermanagh Ramblers AGM and hear about all the activities of ...

Tackle the Ireland West 3/4 Marathon

Swinford Athletics Club have announced the launch of the annual Ireland West ¾ Marathon and 5K which will take place on Saturday the 5th of September 2020. This fast course is situated in East Mayo passing the iconic Meelick Round Tower, Ballylahan Castle and the beautiful river Moy. A great welcome is guaranteed as is after-race hospitality. The first 250 online registrations for the 3/4 marathon will get a race t-shirt. There are generous cash prizes and trophies as well as finishers Read more [...]

Your Weekend Walks: Jan 4th/5th 2020

We asked you to submit photos of your #weekendwalks and you didn't disappoint. Here is a selection of photos submitted. Michael Mullins tackled Croagh Patrick in the mist. Mike Johnson sent us a picture of Annasaul Walking club on Mount Eagle. 24 members tackled the walk in misty conditions. Sinead Mac Eoghain made a visit to the Reeks and managed to catch some views despite the weather. Susan Grogan was on the Comeragh Mountains. The photos were taken by her Read more [...]

IMRA Winter/Spring League Fixtures Announced

The Irish Mountain Running Association have released details of their Winter/Spring League for 2020. The league consists of 5 events building in distance and difficulty each week. In order to qualify for a league position, participants need to complete 3 of the 5 scheduled events. All events are fully marked The league kicks off with ‘Brockagh Burst’, a 6km run with an elevation gain of 200 metres which takes place on Saturday 25th January. The second race of the league is ‘Ticknock Read more [...]

Stocking Fillers: Running Books

Looking for some ideas for a stocking filler for the running addict in your life?Want to treat yourself to something to read in front of the fire during the Christmas break?We have compiled a list of some of our favourite running books. Feet in the Clouds: A Tale of Fell-Running and ObsessionRichard Askwith Billed as ‘The Classic Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession’, this book doesn’t disappoint. Richard Askwith effortlessly weaves the history of Fell Running with the story of his Read more [...]

Date for your diary: Fermanagh Ramblers AGM

Are you interested in enjoying the great outdoors more? Why not go along to the Fermanagh Ramblers AGM and hear about all the activities of the Walking Club.

The AGM takes place at 7.30pm on Thursday 15 March at the Waterways Ireland Building, Sligo road, Enniskillen.

The Fermanagh Ramblers are a mixed group of keen walkers and climbers in Fermanagh meeting on a weekly basis to participate in walking activities.

The walks carried out vary from moderate to strenuous with the emphasis being Read more [...]

The Mournes in Winter

“I have seen landscapes, notably in the Mourne Mountains...which under a particular light made me feel that at any moment a giant might raise his head over the next ridge.” So wrote C.S. Lewis.

The Mourne Mountains, at any time of year are a quite majestic sight.  But in winter, after a fall of snow, they are transformed, if only briefly, into a magical land, seemingly a million miles away from the everyday routines of the surrounding lowlands. It is a sight which made C.S. Lewis “yearn Read more [...]

Galway MRT teams up with High Point Ireland on unique fundraising initiative

Formed in the late 1970s, Galway Mountain Rescue Team provides a professional search and rescue service in the remote and mountainous areas of counties Galway and Clare. The team’s cohort of highly skilled volunteers respond to emergency situations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In 2017, the team logged 3,500 hours in operations and training activities across a primary response area spanning more than 700 sq miles.

The men and women of Galway Mountain Rescue rarely shy away from a challenge. Read more [...]

IPA Hiking Club hit the Galtees and Comeraghs

The IPA Hiking Club had a busy weekend visiting the Comeraghs and the Galtees. The training is in preparation for 26 of the group heading to Everest Base camp on April 8th.

Saturday saw a 20km hike in the Galtees led by Kevin Bowen.

 

On Sunday, the group took on another 20KM, this time in the absolutely stunning Comeragh mountains expertly guided by Barney and Gerry from SEMRA, South Eastern Mountain Rescue.

Many thanks to Annmarie Larkin for sharing these photos with us. Read more [...]