Archive for: September 2011

First Walking Festival for Foxford

The Foxford Ramblers Walking Club in County Mayo will be hosting the Inaugural Foxford Walking Festival from 21st to 23rd October 2011. The Festival kicks off on Friday 21st with a Welcome Reception and Registration at 8pm at the Foxford Sport and Leisure Centre. There will be three guided walks each day on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October and these walks will be graded as Hard, Moderate, or Easy to ensure something for all fitness levels. The Easy walk on Sunday 23rd is a Family Read more [...]

Mountain Rescue on Bray Head

Today, at 16.13, Mountain Rescue was tasked to respond to assist a lady with a severe lower leg injury located 100m from the top of Bray Head. Paramedics from the HSE ambulance crews were already on scene and had asked for assistance from both the Irish Coastguard helicopter and the Mountain Rescue team. The casualty, a 19 year old female, was in a very awkward location and her injury was serious enough to cause concern. As Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue and the Glenn of Imaal Mountain Rescue rushed Read more [...]

Dave Fanning Rescued by Glen of Imaal MRT!

Dave Fanning joined Mountain Rescue during training exercises in Dalkey Quarry on Saturday 24th September 2011. The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team is currently constructing the country's first purpose-built Mountain Rescue Base, and Dave was helping to promote their next fundraiser - the Moonlight Challenge which will take place on Saturday 12th November 2011. Full details are available at www.wicklowmountainrescue.ie/moonlightchallenge Read more [...]

Run or bike for charity. In a Cave?

Aillwee Cave will play host to an event that will give runners and mountain bikers the unique experience of racing through the famous cave. The Caveman will be held at the stunning Aillwee Cave in the heart of the Burren, Co Clare over the weekend of October 15th & 16th. The weekend will entail running and mountain biking through the breath taking Burren landscape with the quirky addition of having part of the race hosted inside the famous Cave. The event will have two stages over two days. Two Read more [...]

Moonlight Challenge for Mountain Rescue!

On Saturday 12th November 2011, why not challenge yourself and your team on this 26km Night Hike (16.3 miles) in aid of the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team? Your group will have to travel from Crone Wood in Glencree, following the Wicklow Way to Paddock Hill and finishing at the Glen Team’s New Rescue Base. Funds raised will go directly towards finishing the Base (construction is nearly complete) and will ensure that the Team can protect, store and maintain their live-saving equipment. Read more [...]

Mayo Launch for new Connemara & Mayo Walking Guide

Connemara and Mayo form an area known for stunning scenery and a new guidebook by walking guide Paul Phelan describes some of the region’s best and most spectacular walks. Connemara & Mayo – A Walking Guide will be launched by Clifden-based archaeologist Michael Gibbons in Westport Tourist Office on Thursday 22 September at 5.00 p.m. Author Paul Phelan said, ‘I’m thrilled that Michael has agreed to launch this book in Mayo. He is a man of many talents and has been a mentor to me since I moved to the area.’ Read more [...]