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On a fresh May morning on the shores of Camlough Lake and at the foot of Camlough Mountain Chairperson of Newry Mourne and Down District Council Counc...

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Killarney Walking Festival, walks and treks are in plac,  to Celebrate our ancient past and Summer Solstice,  The Festival centres around the magical and mystical celtic tradition of the Summer Solstice in the Killarney Valley. The Festival takes place from Friday 19th June to Sunday 21st June 2015, with the traditional trek on the Ancient Paps of Danú to celebrate Mid-Summer and Danú the Goddess of Fertility and Abundance. Other Signature walks include, The Coomloughra Horseshoe trek along the MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Summit of Carrauntoohil, Sunset on Strickeen Mountain on the Eve of the Mid-Summer, Old Kenmare Road, Mangerton and Torc Mountain Paths, Hidden Valleys of the Reeks, and Kerry Way, Gap of Dunloe Boat Trip, Walks in Killarney National Park. getting ready for the Walking Festival were,Donie Mulcahy, Sarah Clinton-Seery and Tim Long. For Further Information and Booking:www.killarneywalkingfestival.ie. To Celebrate our ancient past and Summer Solstice.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan FREE PIC FREE PIC

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Killarney Walking Festival, by nature of it’s location provides the most natural setting in the world to host any walking festival- now it’s 2nd y...

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Torches at the ready for Cancer Foc...

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is calling all walkers to challenge themselves to trek to the top of the highest peak in Northern Ireland – in the dark!...

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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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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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Killarney Walking Festival, walks and treks are in plac,  to Celebrate our ancient past and Summer Solstice,  The Festival centres around the magical and mystical celtic tradition of the Summer Solstice in the Killarney Valley. The Festival takes place from Friday 19th June to Sunday 21st June 2015, with the traditional trek on the Ancient Paps of Danú to celebrate Mid-Summer and Danú the Goddess of Fertility and Abundance. Other Signature walks include, The Coomloughra Horseshoe trek along the MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Summit of Carrauntoohil, Sunset on Strickeen Mountain on the Eve of the Mid-Summer, Old Kenmare Road, Mangerton and Torc Mountain Paths, Hidden Valleys of the Reeks, and Kerry Way, Gap of Dunloe Boat Trip, Walks in Killarney National Park. getting ready for the Walking Festival were,Donie Mulcahy, Sarah Clinton-Seery and Tim Long. For Further Information and Booking:www.killarneywalkingfestival.ie. To Celebrate our ancient past and Summer Solstice.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan FREE PIC FREE PIC

Celebrate our ancient past and Summer Solstice at the Killarney Walking Festival

Killarney Walking Festival, by nature of it’s location provides the most natural setting in the ...

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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...

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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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The Ring of Gullion’s new website launched

On a fresh May morning on the shores of Camlough Lake and at the foot of Camlough Mountain Chairperson of Newry Mourne and Down District Cou...

The Ring of Gullion’s new website launched

On a fresh May morning on the shores of Camlough Lake and at the foot of Camlough Mountain Chairperson of Newry Mourne and Down District Council Councillor Naomi Ballie officially launched the new Ring of Gullion website, www.ringofgullion.org, with Slieve Gullion Councillor Roisin Mulgrew and designer Paudie Fearon from Wibble Web Design & Development. The website revamp is part of The Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership, a Heritage Lottery Fund programme to conserve and enhance some of the Read more [...]

Celebrate our ancient past and Summer Solstice at the Killarney Walking Festival

Killarney Walking Festival, by nature of it’s location provides the most natural setting in the world to host any walking festival- now it’s 2nd year, and well rooted in the local calendar of events, the organisers will celebrate the Summer Solstice in a series of walking events. The Summer Festival takes Friday June 19th - 22nd, 2015. A weekend of long relaxing guided walks. The Festival Head Quarters is The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney. Discover the hidden valleys, mountains, reeks, Read more [...]

Torches at the ready for Cancer Focus NI Moonlit Walk!

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is calling all walkers to challenge themselves to trek to the top of the highest peak in Northern Ireland – in the dark! The Slieve Donard Moonlit Walk will take place on Friday 5th June and all money raised will go towards helping local cancer patients and their families. Jillian Wallace, Challenge Events Officer for Cancer Focus NI, says, “This is a great event for any keen walkers out there as well as people looking for a new and exciting challenge. The Read more [...]

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 [...]