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Galway Walking Club 18th Annual Mar...

The Galway Walking Club 18th Annual Marathon and Half Marathon takes place in Connemara along the Western Way enjoying the splendor of the Maumturk mo...

View of Belfast from the Divis Ridge Trail.

Spectacular skyline views open up o...

A new walking trail, set high above the City of Belfast in Northern Ireland, has just opened. The 4.2 mile circular Divis Ridge trail is located in th...

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Walk up Cnoc na dTobair (590m) in S...

Walk up Cnoc na dTobair (590m) in Skellig Kerry on 19 April, Easter Saturday Leaving from Cahersiveen Community Centre at 1pm Cnoc na dTobair means...

The Iconic Slieve Binnian view

The Beautiful Mournes

As you know, we are quite fond of the Mournes and have featured iconic Slieve Binnian, county-top Slieve Donard and the magnificent Mourne Wall on the...

Walks & Routes

Croaghaun, Achill Island

Walking Ireland’s Iconic Mountains – Number 5: Croaghaun

Our tour of the Iconic Mountains of Ireland has already taken us to wonderful Achill Island. On that occasion, we enjoyed a walk up Slievemo...

Events

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Galway Walking Club 18th Annual Marathon and Half Marathon

The Galway Walking Club 18th Annual Marathon and Half Marathon takes place in Connemara along the We...

Images

The Iconic Slieve Binnian view

The Beautiful Mournes

As you know, we are quite fond of the Mournes and have featured iconic Slieve Binnian, county-top Slieve Donard and the magnificent Mourne W...

Gear and Reviews

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Stocking Fillers: Our Recommended Outdoor Books

It's that time of year again! If you are looking for some stocking fillers, here are some Outdoor Books that we've read and enjoyed in 2012....

News

View of Belfast from the Divis Ridge Trail.

Spectacular skyline views open up over Belfast, Northern Ireland

A new walking trail, set high above the City of Belfast in Northern Ireland, has just opened. The 4.2 mile circular Divis Ridge trail is loc...

Galway Walking Club 18th Annual Marathon and Half Marathon

The Galway Walking Club 18th Annual Marathon and Half Marathon takes place in Connemara along the Western Way enjoying the splendor of the Maumturk mountains and the Twelve Bens from Killary to Maam Bridge on Saturday 9th August 2014. Experience the beauty of Connemara on this road and cross-country event with a choice of a full or half marathon. Participants will enjoy the splendour of both the Maumturk Mountains and Twelve Bens while walking along the Western Way. The highest point of the walk Read more [...]

Spectacular skyline views open up over Belfast, Northern Ireland

A new walking trail, set high above the City of Belfast in Northern Ireland, has just opened. The 4.2 mile circular Divis Ridge trail is located in the Belfast Hills and offers spectacular skyline views over Belfast. Other views from the viewpoint include the Mourne Mountains, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Divis at an elevation of 478m (1,568ft.) is the highest point in the Belfast Hills which tower over the north west of the city. Although situated high in the Belfast Hills many local people Read more [...]

Walk up Cnoc na dTobair (590m) in Skellig Kerry

Walk up Cnoc na dTobair (590m) in Skellig Kerry on 19 April, Easter Saturday Leaving from Cahersiveen Community Centre at 1pm Cnoc na dTobair means Hill of the Wells, and it sweeps down to Dingle Bay on our side of the peninsula North of Cahersiveen Town. A hidden jewel in the Kerry Mountains. It is 590m high and there is an ancient pilgrim trail which we usually all follow up the North Face of the Mountain, the Skelligs Rocks come into view as you rise up. In 1880s, Canon Brosnan in Cahersiveen Read more [...]

The Beautiful Mournes

As you know, we are quite fond of the Mournes and have featured iconic Slieve Binnian, county-top Slieve Donard and the magnificent Mourne Wall on the website in the past. Thanks to Aaron Riddle for submitting these superb pictures taken in the Mournes. It's been a while since we've been up there but the photos have inspired us to get up there again as soon as possible! Read more [...]

Take the Bog2Beach Adventure Challenge

This year’s Bog2beach Adventure Challenge will take place on 17th May 2014. On foot and bicycle it traverses the diverse and beautiful landscape of North Kerry. Starting at 10am on the outskirts of the heritage town of Listowel, you will run through the rough terrain of Derra bog before switching to your bike for a cycle up the highest peak in North Kerry, Cnoc an Oir which commands spectacular views of Kerry, Clare and Limerick. From there you will descend onto the coast road and into the Read more [...]

St. Patrick’s Festival 5k Road Race Launched

The popular St. Patrick’s Festival 5K Road Race & Family Fun Run takes place again this year on Sunday, 16th March next – the eve of St. Patrick’s Day.

One of the leading events in the busy St. Patrick’s Festival calendar, it is organised by Metropolitan Harriers & St. Brigid’s Athletic Club in co-operation with Dublin City Council and An Garda Síochána. Once again, this year’s race director will be legendary athlete and Senator, Eamonn Coghlan whose late father Bill Read more [...]

Climb the 4 Peaks for the Hospice in 2014

Are you looking for a new challenge for 2014? Why not consider signing up for Southern Area Hospice Services 4 Peaks Challenge? The 4 Peaks Challenge, which will take place from the 5th to the 9th June 2014, will see a group of adventurous souls attempt to climb the highest peak in each of Ireland’s four provinces over one weekend to raise funds for Southern Area Hospice Services. On their expedition, challengers will scale Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil in Co.Kerry, followed by Read more [...]

Stunning Aerial Photos of Donegal

Check out these stunning pics of Donegal by Proinsias Carr. Proinsias captured these using a remote control quadcopter with a camera attached. We particularly like the shots of Iconic Errigal. You can see more of these shots at www.facebook.com/AerialViewsDonegal Read more [...]