Archive for: January 2016

Get walking with the Bantry Walking Festival

It’s that time of year again! Time to start preparing for the Bantry Walking Festival taking place Sat 4th & Sun 5th of June 2016. Every June Bank Holiday weekend we get out and explore the beautiful sights on the peninsulas and islands surrounding Bantry Bay in stunning West Cork. Follow in the footsteps of O’Sullivan-Bere on the Beara Peninsula, explore the abandoned village of “Crimea" in the Sheep’s Head and circumnavigate the historic Whiddy Island, site of invasions and occupations! We Read more [...]

Slieve Gullion Race to kick off NIMRA Season

A race on Slieve Gullion will kick off the Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association Season on Saturday, March 5th at 12pm. This short race over 3.9 miles with 340 metres of climb takes place over a fairly well defined route and is deemed suitable for athletes of all standards. The record for the race is 28 minutes flat by Deon McNeily in 1999 with the female record set in 2007 by Fiona Maxwell at 37 minutes 23 seconds. In only a couple of years within the last ten years has the fastest Read more [...]

Four seasons in one day

Thanks to Seán Mac an tSíthigh for sharing this fantastic image with us. The shot shows Mount Brandon seen from the Conor Pass and it sums up the recent weather that we've been having. Read more [...]

Gear up for The Killarney Walking Festival

Killarney Walking Festival, by nature of its location provides the most natural setting in the world to host any walking festival. The Summer Festival takes place June 10th, 11th & 12th. A weekend of long relaxing guided walks and spectacular hikes awaits! Walk where Druids and Na Fianna once roamed the mountains. Discover the hidden valleys, mountains, reeks, lake shores and all that is beautiful and untamed about Killarney and its famed National Park. This year’s Signature Walks Read more [...]

Treacherous Conditions at Sally Gap

Check out this short video, from Skycam Ireland, taken today showing the conditions on the military road. Though beautiful, it shows the treacherous conditions on the military road. The roads in the area are still impassable, and are expected to remain so for the next few days. Please use an alternative route.

Snow Watch January 2016

Stay tuned for reports of snow in the mountains of Ireland.

Leenane Mountain Walking Festival 2016

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 8th year of the Leenane Mountain Walking Festival which has become a major event on the events calendar for Connemara and the area. The 2016 event will take place on from the 30th April – 1st 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 [...]