Archive for: June 2014

Breakthrough Cancer Research Kerry Way Cancer Research Walk

Will you walk the walk, for Cancer Research? The 9th annual Kerry Way Cancer Researchwalk in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research who fundraise for the Cork Cancer Research Centre was launched by world renowned adventurer Pat Falvey and legendary Kerry footballer and sports pundit Pat Spillane. The pair are inviting you all to don your walking boots and join them in Kerry from the 25th to the 27th of July. The Kerry Way Cancer Research walk is a guided 70 km walk over three days combining impressive Read more [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: Overlooking Ben Crom Reservoir

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
This is the second time John Surginor has featured in our 'Story Behind The Photo' series. John featured in our very first article with a stunning picture of sunrise over Slieve Binnian. For this photo, John returned to Slieve Binnian to capture what must be one of the most stunning views in the whole of Ireland. John takes up the story: Joined by a friend we had ascended Slieve Binnian (mountain of the sharp peaks) via the wall that meets the walker as they cross onto the Carrick Little Read more [...]

Coumshingaun Summer Solstice

We've been running some shots of your Summer Solstice Walks. Many thanks to John Foley for letting us feature this magnificent set of shots from Coumshingaun, perhaps one of the finest examples of a corrie or coum in the whole of Europe. John's fantastic photos paint the Comeragh Mountain's most famous landmark in a new light. We understand that John camped out in order to capture these images and we think you'll agree the results make the effort more than worthwhile. You can see more of John's Read more [...]

Summer Solstice 2014 – Your Photos

We asked you to submit photos from your summer solstice 2014 walks, here are a selection of the best shots we received. If you have a photo you think we could includ, email it to us at info@walkingandhikingireland.com First up are a a couple of pics from Cathy Lynchehaun taken on the Sunrise walk on Croaghaun in Achill Island. Unfortunately there was n sunrise to be seen only heavy mist but the photos still portray the beauty of this location. The first is looking at the back of Slievemore, the Read more [...]

Carlanstown Mini Marathon

The Carlanstown Mini Marathon will take place on Sunday 6th July at 1:00pm. This is the 4th year that this successful 10k race will take place with proceeds going towards the Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre. The race will be chip timed and starts at Kiernan's pub in the county Meath village. Everyone taking park will receive a medal and for a fun side, males are encouraged to dress up with a prize for the best-dressed person. After the walk/run is a free Barbeque and music. Online registration Read more [...]

Ben Bulben Summer Night Walk, supporting Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team

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Take the Clare Island Charity Walk

“Take the ferry out from Roonagh and wave all your cares goodbye” - The Sawdoctors Taking place on Saturday, June 28th, the Clare Island Annual Charity Walk provides a great opportunity to visit the idyllic Clare Island, County Mayo and experience the beauty and scenery of the island and Clew Bay. Recently shortlisted as one of the five finalists in the Best Place to Go Wild in Ireland by the Irish Times “You won’t find a better location to be in tune with Mother Nature and her elements. Read more [...]

Walk from Castle to Castle in aid of Irish Guide Dogs

Castle to Castle - Cork’s most scenic sponsored walk - is taking place on Sunday 22nd June in aid of Irish Guide Dogs and in association with Mourneabbey Community. This year there are two idyllic routes to choose from. The 5 mile walk runs from Blarney Castle to Rathduff. You will pass an historic round tower and stroll through the townland of Garrycloyne to finish in Rathduff. For those participating in the 15 mile route, you move on to Mourn Abbey after a short break, crossing Ballyhillogoe Read more [...]