Category: Events

Tackle the Ireland West 3/4 Marathon

Swinford Athletics Club have announced the launch of the annual Ireland West ¾ Marathon and 5K which will take place on Saturday the 5th of September 2020. This fast course is situated in East Mayo passing the iconic Meelick Round Tower, Ballylahan Castle and the beautiful river Moy. A great welcome is guaranteed as is after-race hospitality. The first 250 online registrations for the 3/4 marathon will get a race t-shirt. There are generous cash prizes and trophies as well as finishers Read more [...]

IMRA Winter/Spring League Fixtures Announced

The Irish Mountain Running Association have released details of their Winter/Spring League for 2020. The league consists of 5 events building in distance and difficulty each week. In order to qualify for a league position, participants need to complete 3 of the 5 scheduled events. All events are fully marked The league kicks off with ‘Brockagh Burst’, a 6km run with an elevation gain of 200 metres which takes place on Saturday 25th January. The second race of the league is ‘Ticknock Read more [...]

Galway MRT teams up with High Point Ireland on unique fundraising initiative

Formed in the late 1970s, Galway Mountain Rescue Team provides a professional search and rescue service in the remote and mountainous areas of counties Galway and Clare. The team’s cohort of highly skilled volunteers respond to emergency situations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In 2017, the team logged 3,500 hours in operations and training activities across a primary response area spanning more than 700 sq miles.

The men and women of Galway Mountain Rescue rarely shy away from a challenge. Read more [...]

Dunleer AC reign at the 2018 Ras na hEireann

Dunleer AC took first place in both the Senior Mens and Senior Ladies races in the 2018 Ras na Heireann which took place at Oldbridge Estate in county Meath on Sunday last.

Tomás Cotter cruised to victory on a muddy course whilst Karen Costello took the ladies title.

Full results will be published at http://dunleerac.net/

We have some photos from the event below.

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Get set for the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival

The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail will host its annual walking festival on the 9th,10th and 11th of March in Co. Mayo. The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail is a non profit community based organisation and this year the proceeds of the festival will go to Croi, the registered heart and stroke charity.

The linear trail is 61 km in length and is a National Way Marked Way graded as moderate to hard in difficulty. It starts in the town of Balla and finishes in the village of Murrisk at the base of Croagh Read more [...]

Take on the Wild Atlantic Way for Hospice this Autumn

This year’s Hospice Annual Autumn Walk will be heading to the breath-taking Horn Head route in Co. Donegal on Saturday 8th October.  Walkers will travel by coach from Southern Area Hospice to Dunfanaghy.  The guided walking route will take approximately 4-5 hours and cover 10kms of stunning scenery.  Walkers will be spoiled with the striking landscapes of the Wild Atlantic Way and views of the Muckish to Errigal Mountain Ranges and the panoramic vista of Tory Island, Fanad Head and the Rossguill Read more [...]

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!

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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 [...]