Archive for: August 2013

Trail Blazers to Trek Glendalough for Fighting Blindness

15K Glendalough Trail, Saturday, November 9, 2013 Irish research charity Fighting Blindness is calling on walkers, runners and joggers of all abilities to take to the hills of Wicklow’s spectacular Glendalough Valley this November 9 in a bid to raise much needed funds. Now in its fourth year, the Glendalough Trail is a 15km off-road challenge along stunning forest trails through the Wicklow Mountains National Park. The course covers a distance of 15.2km in total with 500m of gain/loss Read more [...]

If Wicklow has a Round, why not South Kerry

Conor Murphy has come up with a novel idea. You may have heard of the Wicklow Round, a long distance run covering many of the peaks in County Wicklow. Conor has raised the possibility of having a South Kerry Round. Conor explans his idea below: It seems to me that with 102 mountains between the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Dunkerron, Purple and Mangerton ranges, South Kerry would be an ideal location for a tough high altitude route for walkers and runners. So was pondering a few options recently and Read more [...]

Ascending Croagh Patrick

Many thanks to Edward Smyda-Homa for sharing this great video of an ascent of Croagh Patrick back in July as part of Reek Week 2013. If you have climbed Ireland's holy mountain and have any photos of your ascent, we'd love to feature them on the website. You can get us at or over on our Read more [...]

Take the Concern Four County Challenge

On 31st of August 2013, Concern invites you to test your endurance and take the Four County Challenge. Join Concern on this exciting new hiking event as they go off the beaten track through some of the most spectacular parts of Ireland. The 33km route will take you across four counties: Waterford, Tipperary, Cork, and Limerick. You’ll also be crossing two mountain ranges: the Knockmealdowns and the Galtees. This will be a challenging yet achievable hike. The event is open to all fitness Read more [...]