Archive for: March 2012

Sporting legends Stephen Roche & Eamonn Coghlan unite to lauch ‘Kilometres for kids’ in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital

The ‘Fix Crumlin’ campaign to raise EUR8million required to carry out essential upgrading of the cardiac and cancer units at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin has moved up a gear with the announcement that two of Ireland’s greatest sporting legends – cyclist Stephen Roche and athlete Eamonn Coghlan – have come together to launch a new fundraising initiative under the appropriately-titled ‘Kilometres for Kids’. ‘Kilometres for Kids’ is a series of challenges in Ireland Read more [...]

North Leitrim Glens Walking Festival

The North Leitrim Glens Walking Festival, an annual event over Easter weekend (April 7th-8th), is organised by the Manorhamilton based Holey Soles Hill Walking Club. This Festival is part sponsored by Failte Ireland, North West Tourism and local businesses. Over the years it has attracted walkers from all over Ireland, many regulars returning year after year and the Club look forward to welcoming back these familiar faces, and many new ones, to the 18th Festival. There are two main hill walks Read more [...]

ViewRanger launches Automated Route Planning for Outdoor Enthusiasts

ViewRanger, the gps app and website that lets outdoor enthusiasts plan, navigate, and share their outdoor adventures, has added automatic route generation to the trail planning tools available at its website. The site uses a range of routing engines to analyse the terrain and available rights of way, to intelligently offer the best path based on mode of transport – on-road and off-road. For walkers, cyclists and mountain bikers, it can dramatically speed up trail planning. Read more [...]

Four Peaks Challenge 2012

The Four Peaks Challenge takes place from Friday 08th to Sunday 10th June 2012. During this exhilarating weekend teams will climb the four highest peaks in Ireland's four provinces over three days. All done over one weekend and teams will raise €3,800 in sponsorship to help people who are homeless. The Challenge Friday 08 June The weekend kicks off in Killarney on Friday morning when each team will register at the Killarney Youth Hostel before boarding a bus to the base of Carrauntoohil. Read more [...]