Date for your diary: Fermanagh Ramb...

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 Walkin...

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...

Galway MRT teams up with High Point...

Formed in the late 1970s, Galway Mountain Rescue Team provides a professional search and rescue service in the remote and mountainous areas of countie...

IPA Hiking Club hit the Galtees and...

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 B...

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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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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 serv...

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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 rais...

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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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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 ...

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 [...]

Snow-watch.. ‘The Beast From The East’

So ‘The Beast From The East’ is on the way. Feel free to share your photos from the hills and mountains of Ireland and we will feature them on here. You can drop us an email at info@walkingandhikingireland.com, contact us via Twitter or via Facebook.

The Story Behind The Photo: Mourne Reflections at Sunset

The latest in our 'The Story Behind the Photo' series features a quite stunning photo from the Mournes courtesy of Nigel Clegg. Nigel captured this wonderful shot at sunset after a day spent hiking in fantastic conditions. Nigel provided us with the story behind his photo. "After checking the weather on Friday and seeing from the forecast that there was a chance of some sunny spells in the late afternoon on Saturday, myself and a friend decided we’d head to the Mournes for another Read more [...]

Snow covered Mournes

Thanks to Paddy Higgins for sharing these wonderful pictures of the snow-covered Mournes with us. The first shot is a superb sweeping panorama taking in a number of the high Mournes. How many of the tops in the picture can you name? Can you guess where the picture was taken from? The second picture is the view looking back in the other direction. You can see more of Paddy's images on his Flickr page or on Instagram. If you have some shots you'd like us to feature, Read more [...]

Dunleer AC reign at the 2018 Ras na hEireann

Dunleer AC took first place in both the Senior Mens and Senior Ladies races in the 2018 Ras na Heireann which took place at Oldbridge Estate in county Meath on Sunday last. Tomás Cotter cruised to victory on a muddy course whilst Karen Costello took the ladies title. Full results will be published at http://dunleerac.net/ We have some photos from the event below. Read more [...]