Archive for: September 2013

Put your best foot forward at the Foxford Walking Festival

Every festival has its strong points and Foxford, Co. Mayo boasts that their two day walking festival stands out by having walks for the whole family - young and old. Walkers from all over Mayo and beyond are set to descend on the town of Foxford on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October for the Foxford Walking Festival. Now in its third year, the festival has gained a reputation for providing excellent walks for every standard of walker from easy strolls on level ground right up to climbing mighty Read more [...]

Popular Moonlight Challenge along St Kevins Way and Wicklow Way returns

The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team are very excited to announce that the Moonlight Challenge is back for it's 4th year. This year the Mountain Rescue Team are also celebrating their 30th anniversary and hope you will join them on Saturday 16th of Nov 2013 to help celebrate 30 years in active service and support their fundraising efforts. What is the Moonlight Challenge? A 24.5k Full Moon Walk along St.Kevins Way & The Wicklow Way Or New This year a 20k Trail Run from Glen Read more [...]

Hell Mountain Run – You Only Live Once!

Hell Mountain is an adventure run unlike any other. A true test of endurance – the run takes you to the summit of a mountain with some of the most spectacular views on the Kerry coast. But all is not as it seems – the track is littered with surprise obstacles and challenges, sure to get your heart beating and adrenaline pumping. Known to locals as Coomaneaspaig, Hell Mountain looms ominously over the village of Portmagee, Co. Kerry and this year, brave and fearsome athletes will attempt to Read more [...]

My Walk in Photos: Errigal by Martin McAlinden

Martin McAlinden is currently working his way through The County Tops of Ireland, an activity which is becoming increasingly popular in Ireland. Martin's most recent walk took him up Iconic Errigal, the County Top of Donegal and probably one of the most scenic of the County Tops. Martin has kindly shared some stunning photos of his recent walk to the top of Donegal. These are sure to inspire you to take up The County Top challenge yourself. The first shot was taken on the stony path which Read more [...]

Raise your Run for Southern Area Hospice with the King of Gullion Race

The King of Gullion race will take place on Saturday November 2nd. This is a brand new event and your chance to be the first King or Queen of Gullion!!! The route is a MIXED TERRAIN race, with trail, tarmac and short open mountain sections, steep in places, but well worth the climb!! Trail footwear is advised. You will be racing to the summit (south cairn) and back down. A former volcanic site, Slieve Gullion is steeped in myth and legend, and is the centre of a famous natural phenomenon Read more [...]

Exigent Networks conquer Ireland’s Highest Mountain

Saturday the 14th Of September saw the last fundraising event for Exigent Networks annual charity drive at the office. Every year a charity is selected and this year they have been supporting the 3Ts charity (Turn The Tide of Suicide) which is a very worthy charity who work to prevent suicide across Ireland . The Charity Climb up Ireland’s largest mountain Carrauntoohil in aid of 3Ts (Turn the Tide of Suicide) turned out to be a great success with over 45 Participants taking part raising over Read more [...]

Exciting new half marathon & 10K plus 10K walk for Wexford

SURF 'n'TURF is a brand new race on the calendar and will take place on October 5th in Curracloe, Co. Wexford. The race is being organised by BORN2RUN who have established a reputation for organising quality multi-terrain events. SURF 'n'TURF offers runners the choice of 2 routes, a half marathon or a 10K and both are manageable for runners of all abilities. There will also be a walkers race over the 10k course. BORN2RUN's motto is GREAT RACES IN GREAT PLACES and Carol McMenamin of BORN2RUN (originally Read more [...]

Knockanaffrin Ridge

Check out this superb video from Gerry McVeigh featuring a walk of Knockanaffrin Ridge in the Comeragh Mountains.

The Comeraghs are a range that we haven’t featured on this website so it’s great them captured on video. If you’ve walked in the Comeraghs, we’d love to see some photos from the area as well as suggestions of walks that we could cover for the website.