Archive for: February 2012

Táin Walking Festival 2012

The beautiful Cooley Peninsula in County Louth are hosting the 4th annual Táin Walking festival in 2012 which will set off the counties full calendar of events for 2012. The festival will take place from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March. The festival has become a popular early fixture in Ireland’s annual walking calendar with the Cooley Peninsula boasting some of the best walking routes in the country. The area’s famous Táin Way Marked Way was recently upgraded and four other new looped Read more [...]

Annual Tinahely Walking Festival

The annual Tinahely Walking Festival will take place in County Wicklow on the 14th and 15th of April. Register for any walk at least 4 days prior, by email to and get 20% discount on groups of 4 or more. Just bring the print out of the email and pay on the day.. Please put Walking Festival in the subject matter Walk Details: Saturday 14 April A Walk - Lugnaquilla - register at 9am for departure by bus at 9.30am €15 B Walk - Croghan - register at 9.30am for departure Read more [...]

Test your limits with the Mourne Mountain Marathon

The Mourne Mountain Marathon is Ireland's only traditional 2 day mountain marathon - a true test of endurance and mountain skills. The event is held each September in the beautiful and varied Mountains of Mourne in County Down and is open to teams of 2 from age 16 upwards. There are 4 courses to suit all levels of skill and experience ranging from novice to elite with the toughest course typically covering 55km and 3000m of climb with complex navigational challenges over the 2 days. Teams are expected Read more [...]

South Sligo Walking Festival to take place on May Bank Holiday Weekend

The Annual South Sligo Walking Festival will take place over the May Bank Holiday Weekend 5th to 7th May, 2012. Registration will take place at Joe Dan Mullarkey’s Pub each morning. (R294 road Tubbercurry to Ballina Road) There will be 3 Guided walks each day. The short walk will suit those who prefer a leisurely pace (Country Lanes/Lakeside Walks) while the MEDIUM (Hillwalk) & LONG (Mountain Walk) will be more challenging. Beautiful scenery speckled with high altitude lakes & streams, giving Read more [...]

Leenane Mountain Walking Festival 2012

This May will be the 5th year of the Leenane Mountain Walking Festival which has grown from strength to strength and saw over 260 walkers over the weekend in 2011. The festival is a unique combination of mountain and sea as Leenane is situated on the edge of Killary Harbour and surrounded by mountains in all directions. Participants are given the opportunity to try higher level walks such as Mweelrea, which they may not get the chance to try if out walking by themselves without a guide. This year’s Read more [...]

Take part in the first ‘Barefoot’ race in Ireland

The first 'Barefoot' road race in Ireland takes place on Sunday, 11th March in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo at 12pm. Entry fee includes a technical t-shirt and post race refreshsments. There is both a 5km and 10km distance option and although the race is a barefoot event, walkers and runners in tradtional footwear would be most welcome! Please see www.hartnettphysicaltherapy or the Hartnett Physical Therapy Facebook page for more information. Entry is online at or (shop Read more [...]

Debra Ireland Kerry Challenge 2012

DEBRA Ireland are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the Kerry Challenge 2012. As always the challenge will take on three days of exploration of up to 75km on the Dingle Peninsula, discovering hidden depths of incredible landscape that this county has to offer. The challenge takes place from 15th to 17th June. From the moment you arrive in Dingle everything will be looked after for you from accommodation, transport to and from location, snacks, refreshments, breakfast, lunches, Read more [...]

Kilconieron 5 mile charity road race in aid of Athenry Cancer Care

The 4th annual staging of the Kilconieron 5 mile charity Road Race takes place on Sunday 26th February. Race starts @ 12 noon and the walkers set off @ 12.10. The race starts and ends at the Kilconieron GAA grounds on the R349 Loughrea-Athenry road taking in some of the finest scenery East Galway has to offer – including the historical townland of Dunsandle and St. Clearns, on a tough but very fair course. The race is officially measured and a permit has been approved by Athletics Ireland. Entry Read more [...]