Archive for: April 2012

Take the Dirty Dozen Adventure Challenge

The inaugural ‘Dirty Dozen Adventure Challenge’, which is being held on the 12th May 2012, will be one of the toughest 12 mile (19.1 Km) challenges’ that you will face. Open to runners, joggers or walkers all levels are welcome to enter. This is a 12 mile (19.1Km) Point-to-Point challenge. Starting on Bray Sea Front encompassing Bray Head, The Little Sugar & The Great Sugar Loaf. The course follows the esplanade towards the trail of Bray Head following a marked route to the top with an elevation Read more [...]

Spring is in the air

Spring is well on its way and despite the recent cold weather migrant birds have started to arrive in the Ring of Gullion and are in full song. Birds like the blue tit have nests underway and broods of blackbirds are fledging already! So it’s important you keep those bird feeders topped up for the parents to feed their young chicks. Minibeasts are also active in the spring, a down to earth event took place at the weekend in the Ring of Gullion. The Newry and Mourne Biodiversity Officer and the Read more [...]

Enda’s Trek with Trap’s Green Army

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Ireland International Soccer Team Manager Giovanni Trapattoni are set to make history later this month as they embark on a sponsored climb of Croagh Patrick on Saturday 28th April 2012 in aid of five local charities. The climb which will be known as "Enda's Trek with Trap's Green Army" is already been hailed as having the potential to be one of the largest sponsored events to take place in Mayo and the worthy causes to benefit from this idea (the brainchild of Enda) are Read more [...]

Ramble round the Ring of Gullion this summer

Explore the jewel in the crown of the Ring of Gullion on Saturday 12th May 2012 on a guided walk to the summit of Slieve Gullion! Bring all the family along to enjoy the landscape and embrace breathtaking views of the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as your guides lead you on your journey at a gentle pace. Starting from Slieve Gullion Forest Park Car Park, follow forest trails and mountain paths to the summit of Slieve Gullion whilst learning about the area as you walk. The Read more [...]

Madventure Marathon

The Madventure Maraton will take place on Sunday 15th April in Killaloe, County Clare. The concept was borne out of the organisers love for the great outdoors. As avid runners they have both spent years pounding the pavement and striding through the countryside. Now they are bringing the pleasure of trail running to the masses in Irelands first ever off-road trail Marathon. Over the past 10 years tens of thousands of people have taken on the infamous Marathon jogging through the streets of Read more [...]

South Sligo Walking Festival

The South Sligo Walking Festival is taking place from Saturday May 5th - Monday May 7th 2012, with walks to suit all levels & abilities. Short Walks Our short walks take place on the beautiful undulating country roads in the Lough Talt area. Here we see South Sligo at its colourful-best with a great variety of scenery. Green farm land, rustic hills with smatterings of woodland… a very enjoyable and relaxing outing. Registration for the Short Walks is at Joe Dan's Pub on the day of the Walk. Read more [...]