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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
David Deighan takes a look at the Ow Valley in County Wicklow, a hidden gem that is often overlooked in the Garden County.
Poet J.M. Synge spoke of his beloved Wicklow in terms of heading ‘South and west and south again’. If you do so from Dublin city, you may end up in the gorgeous valley of the River Ow – a little known, magical place so far off the beaten path that it rarely turns up in the guide books. The setting, below the tumbling cliffs of Lugnaquilla Mountain, belies the fact Read more [...]