Category: Articles & Reports

IPA Hiking Club visit the Cooley Mountains

66 members of the IPA hiking club took a visit to Slieve Foy in Carlingford this weekend. The group consisted of 37 in the A group and 29 in the beginners group. Both groups were treated to clear skies and a dry day with just some mist on summit. Sieve Foye starts at sea level so it was a tough but very enjoyable hike for both the A and B groups. Many thanks to the IPA Hiking Club for sharing these photos with us. The Club has been set up to promote Hiking, within the IPA Membership, Read more [...]

Inaugural Killarney Mountain Festival to kick off on March 9th

The inaugural Killarney Mountain Festival will take place from March 9th-11th. This fantastic spectacle and celebration of all things mountain related will take place over the weekend of March 9th/10th and 11th and will aim to serve as the biggest and most impressive social event for outdoor enthusiasts in Ireland. The festival will take place in the vibrant and bustling town of Killarney, County Kerry - Ireland's true adventure capital. The festival will be run in close association and with Read more [...]

Winter wonderland for Mullaghmeen Hill Run

A total of 96 hardy souls completed the 11km hill run at Mullaghmeen yesterday as fresh snowfall made for a wintry playground in Westmeath. First home was Javier Hernando in 52 minutes with Tanya Sheridan taking the ladies crown in 1hour 4 minutes. This fantastic race, run in conjunction with St. Bridgid's Athletic club goes from strength to strength and yesterday's installment will surely remain one of the highlights of the 2018 Hill Running year. Full results can be seen on the Read more [...]

White & Hayes claim National Triathlon Titles

Close to 1000 triathletes braved heavy rain for the Standard Distance National Championships hosted by the Vodafone Dublin City Triathlon. The morning saw waves of age group athletes take on the 1500 metre swim, 40 kilometre bike and 10 kilometre run with everyone putting in brilliant performances to make it through the testing course. Following the mornings non drafting races it was onto the draft legal Cat 1 action where the country’s top athletes along with some international talent Read more [...]

400 take part in Killarney Adventure Race

A perfect Spring Day saw over 400 competitors Competing in the Killarney Adventure Race, as part of the  St Patrick’s Festival, Killarney. The Athletes cycled through the most scenic ancient paths of Killarney National Park, through The Famous Black Valley, where they ran a section of The Kerry Way, along Cummenduff Glen, through O’Sullivan’s Farm, the last house in the Valley. Then a tough incline onto The MacGillycuddy Reek’s to Curraghmore Lake, before turning back to complete their 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 [...]

Walking Ireland’s Iconic Mountains – Number 5: Croaghaun

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Walking Ireland's Iconic Mountains
Our tour of the Iconic Mountains of Ireland has already taken us to wonderful Achill Island. On that occasion, we enjoyed a walk up Slievemore from the pretty and serene blue-flag Silver Strand beach at Dugort. Once you have spent any amount of time on the island and fallen in love with its rugged and dramatic landscape, it is nigh on impossible to leave behind. The island’s awe inspiring coastline has been carefully crafted by the sheer power of the Atlantic waves that start some five thousand 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 [...]