Archive for: January 2014

Take the Dublin Mountains Challenge

The Dublin Mountains Challenge is a challenging trek through the Dublin Mountains which takes place on May 25th and is kindly supported by the Dublin Mountains Partnership. You can choose the full 42km route from Tallaght Stadium to Shankill or the 21km route from Tallaght Stadium to Fairy Castle. All funds raised from the event will come directly to Barretstown to help bring more children with serious illness to our camps in 2014. Register today on the website - http://www.barretstown.org/dublin-mountain-challenge and Read more [...]

Leenane Mountain Walking Festival 2nd May to 4th May 2014

Enjoy a unique combination of mountain and sea as Leenane is situated on the edge of Killary Harbour and surrounded by mountains in all directions. This May will be the 6th year of the Leenane Mountain Walking Festival which has become a major event on the events calendar for Connemara and the area. This year’s event will take place on from the 2rd – 4th May – May bank Holiday. This great festival has been designed to suit all levels of walkers from casual low level walks to the more experienced! Read more [...]

2013 sees Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team have its busiest year to date

At 11:30 am on the 6th of January 2013 the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain rescue team and the Red Cross Glen of Imaal Mountain rescue team were tasked to an incident in the Miners Village, Glendalough Co Wicklow. The call to a walker with head and neck injuries sustained in a fall would mark the beginning of what would be the busiest year on record for the team. Heavy snowfalls in the early part of the year saw high levels of people, becoming stuck in heavy snow and icy conditions on the high passes Read more [...]