Category: Articles & Reports

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 [...]

Exigent Networks conquer Ireland’s Highest Mountain

Saturday the 14th Of September saw the last fundraising event for Exigent Networks annual charity drive at the office. Every year a charity is selected and this year they have been supporting the 3Ts charity (Turn The Tide of Suicide) which is a very worthy charity who work to prevent suicide across Ireland . The Charity Climb up Ireland’s largest mountain Carrauntoohil in aid of 3Ts (Turn the Tide of Suicide) turned out to be a great success with over 45 Participants taking part raising over Read more [...]

If Wicklow has a Round, why not South Kerry

Conor Murphy has come up with a novel idea. You may have heard of the Wicklow Round, a long distance run covering many of the peaks in County Wicklow. Conor has raised the possibility of having a South Kerry Round. Conor explans his idea below: It seems to me that with 102 mountains between the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Dunkerron, Purple and Mangerton ranges, South Kerry would be an ideal location for a tough high altitude route for walkers and runners. So was pondering a few options recently and Read more [...]

My Round of The County Tops: Dr Sharron P. Schwartz

I claimed some time ago that I was no summit bagger but having done many of the County Tops whilst completing various circuits, the MountainViews list began to create something of an itch that needed to be scratched. Simon Stewart and his infectious lists!! It became an irresistible challenge for my partner, Martin, and I to complete his County Tops list. On 16th November 2012, on a bitterly cold day with occasional hail showers, we assailed Slieve Beagh, our final summit in County Monaghan. Later Read more [...]