Archive for: October 2013

Errigal – A Hit in The Mist!

Thanks to Eugene Coll of County Donegal who sent in this picture taken on the Bank Holiday weekend. The picture was taken from the lower peak of Errigal Mountain in Donegal and shows 3 different groups reaching the narrow top peak at the same time. The image shows just how popular Errigal is even on wet and misty days. The mountain must surely be one of the most walked in Ireland. Want to climb Errigal yourself? Check out our piece on the mountain which was the first article in our Iconic Read more [...]

2 Walkers Rescued from Lugnaquilla

At 19:00 hours on Sunday 28th October An Garda Siochana requested the assistance of the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain rescue team and the Glen of Imaal Red Cross mountain rescue team in locating two overdue walkers in the Lugnaquilla area of Wicklow. At approximately 13:00 hrs on Sunday 28th of October two experienced hill walkers departed for a day in the hills with the intention of covering the Ring of Imaal. The walkers were following a route description using a guide and were also equipped Read more [...]

Rathlin Ready for Walkers

WalkNI.com is delighted to announce that four new quality walks on Rathlin Island, the most northerly inhabited island in Ireland, have recently been added to the website. The Ballyconaghan, Kebble Cliff Walk, Kinramer North Walk and Kinramer Trail join the already existing Rathlin Trail and Roonivoolin Walk to provide walkers with just under 32km of walking on the island.  All routes are fully way marked making them easy to navigate allowing walkers to easily explore and enjoy the views of this Read more [...]

Set Your PB at the Clontarf Half Marathon and 5 Mile Race

The Clontarf Half Marathon and 5 mile will take place on November 23rd. Clontarf have a dedicated Walking section for Half marathon whereby the walkers set off 40 mins earlier. The race will take place on Ireland's flattest course making it the ideal race for someone looking to get in their last PB before winter. It is also the ideal race for someone who has just completed the Dublin City Marathon. Pacers: 1hr30, 1hr40, 1hr45, 1hr50 & 2 hours. To keep the entry fee low we have removed Read more [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: Daybreak on Slieve Bearnagh

This entry is part 14 of 19 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
The latest photo in our series ‘The Story Behind The Photo’ is quite simply a stunning shot. To go with the photo is Jon Medlow's fantastic account of the effort and preparation that went into being in the right place at just the right time to capture a stunning daybreak from Slieve Bearnagh in The Mourne Mountains. Many thanks to Jon for sharing this photo and we hope to see more from him in the future. Having been a keen hiker for a number of years now, I have ventured to various mountain Read more [...]

Announcing Marathon Cooldown 2013

What is Marathon Cooldown? Marathon Cooldown is an 8 mile run which takes place on a varied course covering a mixture of tracks and trails through Dublin's Phoenix Park. It takes place on Saturday 9th November, beginning at 10am on the Kyber Road which is beside the Magazine Fort. The cost is €20 per person. Who is it for? It's for everyone aged 16 and over, for the runner who wants a run after the Dublin Marathon, the serious runner who wants a competitive run at this time of the year, the Read more [...]

Hiking the Highlands of Iceland

One of Europe’s most unique destinations, an island where heaven and earth meet with volcanoes, glaciers, geysers and fantastic nightlife. Think of Iceland and there are several familiar associations: hip Reykjavík, the beautiful therapeutic Blue Lagoon, or perhaps our musical exports Björk or Sigur Rós. But this land of boiling mud pools, spurting geysers, glaciers and waterfalls is also an adventure playground. Much of Iceland is still taking shape before your very eyes - raw, dramatic Read more [...]

The Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon IV

The Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon will take place on the 7th December 2013. The AAI approved marathon is now in its fourth year and offers a choice of a full marathon, half marathon or 10k route. This inspiring marathon is run along some of West Cork's most spectacular coastal roads and is a must to finish your training year and be in shape for the festive season and the start of the new running year in 2013. Last year's event saw 11 different nationalities take part. Clonakilty itself is a bustling Read more [...]