Archive for: July 2012

Get Lost (And Found!) In The Phoenix Park

Like to run but aren't that fast? Then the sport of orienteering - where smart snails can catch headless hares- might be just what you're looking for! For the four Tuesday evenings of August, Three Rock Orienteering Club is organising a novice orienteering league in Dublin's Phoenix Park. On each of the four evenings, 3km and 6km courses are on offer (6.30-7.30pm starts). If you're not great with a map , don't worry - we'll provide a crash course. Families, novices, club runners, scouts, Read more [...]

Intrepid pair complete 6 County Challenge

On the 23rd June 2012 Emma McCann and Pauline McGurk took on not one but six of the highest mountains in Northern Ireland in a unique fundraiser for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland. The intrepid pair certainly lived up to the challenge travelling across all six counties to reach the peaks of Slieve Donard in Co Down (850m), Slieve Gullion in Co Armagh (573m), Cuilcagh in Co Fermanagh (666m), Trostan in Co Antrim (550m), Sawel in Co Derry (678m) and Mullaghcarn in Co Tyrone (542) in just 24hrs. Emma McCann has kindly written a guest blog for us on her highs and lows – both physical and mental during this inspirational challenge. It’s the early hours of 23rd June and the wind is howling around the Slieve Donard Hotel. Looking into the blackness, it’s hard to imagine that we will be out there in just 2 hours; heading up the first of 6 mountains to be climbed that day. Read more [...]

Mountain Meitheal complete new mountain Shelter on the Bangor Trail

Mountain Meitheal have just completed and located a new mountain shelter near Lough Aroher on the Bangor Trail in Co. Mayo. For a week commencing on July 8th 2012 sixteen Mountain Meitheal Volunteers worked hard with magnificent results to position the Shelter on the Trail. They also did some trail maintenance and repair on site. Preparation for this project commenced some time ago as Mountain Meitheal wished to recognise their 10th Anniversary in a practical way and in accordance with our aims. Read more [...]

The 50km Trailtrekker – A Brilliant Day of Walking!

With the 2012 Trailtrekker event coming up, Michael Kinahan takes a look back at his experience of the challenge and offers some words of advice to those taking part in this year's event. Michael has gone from being a participant in 2010 and 2011 to being a volunteer for this years event. With just under two months now until this year’s Trailtrekker event, I wanted to share my experiences of last years 50km trek, particularly with those considering taking on the challenge in 2012. This is a Read more [...]

Join Threshold for a celebration of Lughnasa

Join Threshold for a celebration of Lughnasa – an old Irish harvest festival – on August 4th 2012 in the stunning setting of Glendalough. We will be setting out on an evening hike around Glendalough at 6pm, taking in the spectacular views and dazzling scenery of the area and watching the sun go down from a fantastic viewing point at a height in the Glendalough hills. We will then descend under the light of the full moon and head back to the Glendalough Hotel to continue the celebrations with Read more [...]

Sign up for the Simon Community NI’s Slieve Donard Challenge 2012

Keen walkers Rebecca Mackey and Brian Shanks get ready to sign up and start training for Simon Community NI's Slieve Donard Challenge 2012 which takes place on Saturday 15th September. Join Simon Community NI on a one day trek to the peak of Slieve Donard in County Down, while raising vital funds through sponsorship to help end homelessness in Northern Ireland. This is a brilliant individual challenge, or a great team building exercise. To find out more about getting involved or for information Read more [...]

Abseil from Spelga Dam for Mountain Rescue Ireland

Register online today for a summer adrenaline rush with an abseil from Spelga Dam. Be amongst the first to complete this abseil. All monies raised are going to Mountain Rescue Ireland, which in turn goes to supporting the 12 Mountain Rescue Teams in Ireland. Share this link with all your friends, budding adrenaline junkies, youth groups, schools, grandparents...who will be the oldest to complete this feat? The abseil takes place on Saturday 28th July. Registration for the event is £30 and Read more [...]

Dublin Mountains Plod half marathon – 15th July 2012

The third Dublin Mountains half marathon event takes place on Sunday July 15th at 10am. The event hosted by IMRA and the DMP, and sponsored by Basecamp, is primarily through forests and along trails in the scenic Dublin Mountains. The event starts and finishes in beautiful Marlay Park and winds its way up through the nature trail of Massy's Estate before joining a newly created section of the Dublin Mountains Way through Cruagh Wood and ascending the spectacular Tibradden ridge trail and joining Read more [...]