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Killarney Walking Festival Winter S...

As we approach the depths of  Winter and the Christmas Season, Killarney Walking Festival are hosting a series of walks to co-inside with the Winter S...

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MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access...

The MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum, which is made up of representatives of all the stakeholders involved in the area, including local lando...

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A golden moment west of Kippure

We received this cracking image from Cathal McCauley taken on a walk of Kippure with Kilcock Scouts. Cathal gives the background to the photo.....

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Walk The Long Way Round

South Eastern Mountain Rescue Ireland are running a 15km Night Walk and Run starting and finishing in their new base at Haywood Road, Clonmel, County ...

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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 Winter Solstice Series

As we approach the depths of  Winter and the Christmas Season, Killarney Walking Festival are hostin...

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A golden moment west of Kippure

We received this cracking image from Cathal McCauley taken on a walk of Kippure with Kilcock Scouts. Cathal gives the background to t...

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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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MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum confirm Carrauntoohil Cross will be re-erected

The MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum, which is made up of representatives of all the stakeholders involved in the area, including l...

Killarney Walking Festival Winter Solstice Series

As we approach the depths of  Winter and the Christmas Season, Killarney Walking Festival are hosting a series of walks to co-inside with the Winter Solstice on Sunday December 21st 2014.  To celebrate this ancient ritual,  the first walk, is to honour the ancient rituals of the  Paps of Danú.  The Paps of Danú, (694 m (2,277 ft) are situated between the Cork and Kerry Border,  on top of each hill is a prehistoric cairn. Anú or Danú is the oldest celtic goddess and is associated with Read more [...]

MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum confirm Carrauntoohil Cross will be re-erected

The MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum, which is made up of representatives of all the stakeholders involved in the area, including local landowners, local community and business groups, NPWS, local guides and users, Kerry County Council, the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and facilitated by South Kerry Development Partnership, have confirmed following a meeting today (Tuesday) that it is their intention to ensure the cross at the top of Irelands highest mountain Read more [...]

A golden moment west of Kippure

We received this cracking image from Cathal McCauley taken on a walk of Kippure with Kilcock Scouts. Cathal gives the background to the photo.. On Saturday 18th of October 2014 a party of 16 from the Kilcock Scouts Group took to hills to hike a triangular route from Glencree to Kippure via Eagle's Crag and back via the military road to Glencree. Conditions were blustery but pleasantly mild and there was only the occasional shower. One of those showers concluded with the appearance of Read more [...]

Walk The Long Way Round

South Eastern Mountain Rescue Ireland are running a 15km Night Walk and Run starting and finishing in their new base at Haywood Road, Clonmel, County Tipperary. Open to over 18s, the event will take place on November 29th with all welcome to take part. Registration is €25 with proceeds going towards Mountain Rescue. Registration is available online at http://www.semra.ie/longwayround/ Read more [...]

Are you tough enough to Run The Gauntlet?

Why not run the gauntlet in Killarney on Sunday 16th November at 9am. Voted 30 out of the Top 50 Outdoor Events in 2011 by Outsider Magazine, this race starts covers 13.1 miles Over & Back The Gap of Dunloe finishing outside Kate Kearney’s Cottage. It is open to runners and walkers. You can register online, on the day or on the previous day at Race Pick Up. On Saturday 15th, Race Pick Up is in Randles Court Hotel. They offer participants discounted accommodation rates also. There is a Read more [...]

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 daylight hours reduce rapidly, especially when the clocks go back later in the month. This brings additional challenges to the hillwalker, and to meet those challenges it is important to carry a bit of extra gear to ensure our safety and comfort. Below is a list of the extra kit I would consider essential for an autumn or milder winter day on the hills. (Note Read more [...]

Have you got the Grit for Gullion?

The popular King of Gullion 10k Challenge is back for its second year on Sunday 2nd November 2014. Following from the success of last year’s event, this year’s race promises to be bigger and better than before! Starting at 12 Midday, the King of Gullion 10k Challenge is a chipped race from the Courtyard around mountain roads and trails where participants can enjoy the spectacular scenery in the Ring of Gullion before finishing again at the Courtyard. There are fantastic prizes up for grabs Read more [...]

Mourne by Moonlight by Stephen Wallace

Last July, inspired by Alastair Humphreys’ blogs about how great it is to sleep on top of a hill, as well as Ronald Turnbull’s fantastic ‘Book of the Bivvy’ about the benefits of camping with just a bivvy bag rather than using a tent, Stephen Wallace armed himself with a bivvy bag, camping stove, some nice ales, a curry and sat down with one of his growing collection of maps. Stephen somehow managed to persuade 3 friends, who were hiking-novices, that it would be a good idea to tackle Read more [...]