Category: Events

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! 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Trail blazers trek Glendalough to fight blindness

Fighting Blindness has launched its sixth annual Glendalough Trail, taking place in Co. Wicklow on Saturday, October 31, at 11am. Open to all levels of fitness with 15.5km run and 10km jog/walk options. Over 300 embraced the challenge last year raising €17,000 to support research into finding cures and treatments for sight-loss. Fighting Blindness is calling on walkers, runners and joggers to join them in this off-road experience, and enjoy the magnificent scenery along the green forest trails Read more [...]

Take a Ramble on Rathlin for Hospice this Autumn

Rathlin Island is the fabulous setting for this year’s Hospice Autumn Walk which takes place on the 19th & 20th September 2015.  With breath-taking scenery, rugged landscapes, rare wildlife species, and a rich history, walkers are guaranteed a unique and untamed beauty and tranquillity on Rathlin. Hospice Public Relations Officer Lisa Mulkerns explains “This year’s walk is absolutely beautiful, it clocks in at just over 7 miles with plenty of wildlife, scenery and heritage to take in... Read more [...]

Earn your SCARs on the Wild Atlantic Way

Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural ‘SCAR’ – the Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race – this year’s race has been given National Series Adventure Races accreditation – making it one of just ten prestigious adventure races nationwide. West Cork’s SCAR is also one of just a few races that give 100pc of the proceeds to charity. Despite a target of 300 participants for the 2014 race, more than 400 people came to take part in one of the three-courses on offer amidst Read more [...]