Archive for: January 2013

Strawberry Half Marathon, 5 Mile Race and 15k Walk

The Strawberry Half Marathon, 5 Mile Race and 15K Walk will take place on 26th May 2013. In it's fourth year, the race takes place at the start of the Strawberry Season and is run in association with Slaney Olympic AC. The event attracts everyone from the country’s top athletes to the club and fun runners and walkers. There are pacers for the half marathon at 1.30, 1.45 and 2.00 to help participants achieve their goals. There are great prizes to be won in the open race and in junior and Read more [...]

Get Off The Couch call for male participants

Ok folks, if there are any men out there aged 45-55+ who are looking for a challenge, we might just have the thing for you. Get Off The Couch, a  new TV series for Setanta Sports presented by Teena Gates, is looking for male participants aged 45-55+ who perhaps were once active but are not anymore and would like to be once again. If you are from outside of Dublin and looking for a wake-up challenge and are willing to take on a 5km this year or are open to the idea of sea swimming, road cycling Read more [...]

The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival 2013 in Association with Croi

The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking is a three day walking festival from 22nd to 24th March 2013 featuring 6 guided walks on the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail and local loop walks in the heart of rural Mayo. The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail is a 61 kilometre trail which extends from the town of Balla in central Co. Mayo to the seaside village of Murrisk at the foot of Croagh Patrick. The trail is walked over three days it is graded from moderate to hard and an average of 20 km per day and Read more [...]

Off The Beaten Track: The Hidden Valley of Wicklow’s River Ow

David Deighan takes a look at the Ow Valley in County Wicklow, a hidden gem that is often overlooked in the Garden County. Poet J.M. Synge spoke of his beloved Wicklow in terms of heading ‘South and west and south again’. If you do so from Dublin city, you may end up in the gorgeous valley of the River Ow – a little known, magical place so far off the beaten path that it rarely turns up in the guide books.  The setting, below the tumbling cliffs of Lugnaquilla Mountain, belies the fact Read more [...]

Snow On The Reeks

Many thanks to Outdoors Ireland for sharing these amazing pictures of us of snow on the Macgillycuddy's Reeks. The shots were taken on a walk last week up Carrauntoohil, the highest mountain in Ireland. Outdoors Ireland run regular guided walks up Carrauntoohil as well as regular Outdoors courses. See www.outdoorsireland.com for more information.         Read more [...]

Irish Mountain Running Association 2013 Season Review

The IMRA season has already kicked off and ChampionsEverywhere have very kindly put together a preview of the 2013 season. For IMRA runners, the 2013 calendar may have been more hotly awaited than Christmas, so what did the committee have in store this year? Calendar facts and figures This years calendar currently appears trimmed down from 66 races in 2012 to 56 not counting trials and youth races. We expect that by the time the final Munster figures, the Mountain Rescue Benefit run and the end-of-season Read more [...]

January 2013 Round-Up

It has been a busy month here at Walking & Hiking Ireland and we thank you for your continued support of the website. We are always open to suggestions of what you would like to see covered. If you have any suggestions, you can get us at info@walkingandhikingireland.com. Upcoming Events We have received details of numerous events scheduled to take place throughout 2013. Everything is listed on our Events & Activities Calendar. If you know of any events due to take place that may be Read more [...]

Climb to Ireland’s Highest Peak with Outdoors Ireland

On Saturday 2nd Feb, Outdoors Ireland are organising a guided walk to the spectacular summit Of Carrauntoohil, Ireland's Highest Mountain. Climb through glaciated corries, past deep mountain lakes and along ice carved ridges to stand on Carrauntoohil's lofty cloud strewn summit, at 1040 meters above sea level. From the top of Ireland's highest peak savour breathtaking views over the Iveragh, Beara and Dingle Peninsulas, as far as Skellig Michael and the Blasket Islands. Discover legends and Read more [...]