Ladies View, Killarney National Park.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan

Call of the Wild – Killarney ...

To Celebrate the Celtic Festival of Samhain, Killarney Walking Festival, will host three walks on Saturday 11th, October 2014. The Autumn Series is ca...

Mourne pic

Sunset on the Summit: Enjoy Slieve ...

The Cedar Foundation is looking for teams and individuals from all over the province to raise funds for our work with children and adults with disabil...

Screenshot_2

Walking in the Kingdom of Mourne by...

Check out this stunning video from Jo Osbourne and his brother of a hike in the magnificent Mourne Mountains. Their walk took them over Slieve Lama...

15059020096_70312adf43_k

Walking Ireland’s Iconic Moun...

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 Croaghaun, th...

Walks & Routes

15059020096_70312adf43_k

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

Ladies View, Killarney National Park.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan

Call of the Wild – Killarney Walking Festival Autumn Series

To Celebrate the Celtic Festival of Samhain, Killarney Walking Festival, will host three walks on Sa...

Images

Screenshot_2

Walking in the Kingdom of Mourne by Jo Osburne

Check out this stunning video from Jo Osbourne and his brother of a hike in the magnificent Mourne Mountains. Their walk took them over S...

Gear and Reviews

stack460

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

Days Like This

‘Days Like This’ wins Living Landscapes Category in Photography Competition

We love seeing shots of the Mourne Mountains from Brian McCready, a regular contributor to Walking & Hiking Ireland. Brian recently land...

Call of the Wild – Killarney Walking Festival Autumn Series

To Celebrate the Celtic Festival of Samhain, Killarney Walking Festival, will host three walks on Saturday 11th, October 2014. The Autumn Series is called the ‘Call of the Wild,' and includes three signature guided walks that promise to capture the magic and beauty of this special time of year in Killarney. ‘Ancient Celtic Sites Walk,' This guided walk and boat trip, by Ray and Mary Walsh, ‘Walk with Me,'  explores  the ancient world of Celtic and Historical sites in Killarney National Read more [...]

Sunset on the Summit: Enjoy Slieve Donard at Sunset

The Cedar Foundation is looking for teams and individuals from all over the province to raise funds for our work with children and adults with disabilities throughout Northern Ireland by climbing Slieve Donard to watch the sunset on Saturday 27th September 2014. The registration fee for this trek is £20 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £80 in sponsorship for Cedar. To find out more about this event phone Christine on 028 9077 0551 or go online to www.cedar-foundation.org/sunset. The Read more [...]

Walking in the Kingdom of Mourne by Jo Osburne

Check out this stunning video from Jo Osbourne and his brother of a hike in the magnificent Mourne Mountains.

Their walk took them over Slieve Lamagan, Cove Mountain, Slieve Beg and along the Brandy Pad back to Donard Wood. We particularly love the fantastic nighttime footage!

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 Croaghaun, the two highest mountains on the island. We're staying in County Mayo and paying a visit to a mountain which is visible from the summit of both Slievemore and Croaghaun and is perhaps the most famous and certainly the most climbed of Ireland's mountains. Croagh Patrick, known locally as 'The Reek' and nicknamed 'Ireland's Holy Mountain', is believed Read more [...]

Former International Soccer Star Takes On Westport Sea2Summit

Westport Sea2Summit is back for its 5th year and has evolved and grown to become Ireland’s Largest Adventure Race. Taking place on the 8th November up to 1,700 competitors will be joined by Former Irish International Soccer Star Kevin Kilbane as he takes on the Supreme Event (56km) in aid of the John Giles Foundation & Down Syndrome Ireland. Last year over €10,000 was raised for LARCC. Starting at the Castlecourt Hotel in the heart of Westport Town, the race incorporates a mix of road Read more [...]

Beat your PB at the new Maynooth 5k road run 2014

The Maynooth 5km Road Race, sponsored by OFS Ltd and Avenue Cafe Maynooth, is a newly structured race run by North Kildare Club in County Kildare which will take place on Sunday 14th September. The race will have: A Flat course (Ideal for PB's) Chip Timing (Precision Timing) Cash Prizes (Usual Categories) Prize Fund in excess of €1500 Usual Male and Female Categories: Senior, O40, O45, O50, Junior (15-19 years) and Teams of 3. Race Route: Kilcock-Maynooth Road (R-148) Registration/Race Read more [...]

Trailblazers trek Glendalough to fight blindness

Registration is now open for the Glendalough Trail run in aid of Irish patient-led charity Fighting Blindness The Glendalough Trail takes place in Laragh, Co. Wicklow on Saturday, November 1, at 11am. This is the fifth year of the Glendalough Trail, which offers a 15.5km run and a 10km jog/walk option. Fighting Blindness is calling on walkers, runners and joggers of all abilities to take part in this off-road challenge along stunning forest trails through the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Read more [...]

Join Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke for Ben Nevis Challenge

On the 10th – 12th October 2014 join Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke for an unforgettable weekend in the beautiful Lochaber region of Scotland as they climb Britain’s highest mountain. Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles standing at 1,344 metres above sea level and located at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands, close to the town of Fort William. The climb itself will be based in the main upon the Ben Nevis mountain Read more [...]