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 [...]
Castle to Castle - Cork’s most scenic sponsored walk - is taking place on Sunday 22nd June in aid of Irish Guide Dogs and in association with Mourneabbey Community.
This year there are two idyllic routes to choose from. The 5 mile walk runs from Blarney Castle to Rathduff. You will pass an historic round tower and stroll through the townland of Garrycloyne to finish in Rathduff.
For those participating in the 15 mile route, you move on to Mourn Abbey after a short break, crossing Ballyhillogoe Read more [...]
Donegal Mountain Rescue Team invite you to join them for a fully guided night walk across Urris Ridge on the Inishowen peninsula, Donegal. Urris Ridge is one of Ireland’s classic coastal ridges and the venue for this years DMRT fundraiser. The walk is on Saturday, 22nd June 2013, and will take approx 3 hours, starting at the Grotto on Mamore Gap and finishing at Fort Dunree. As this walk is on the night after the summer solstice (longest day of the year), the views will be spectacular.
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Concern Worldwide runs a series of fundraising events every year called Climb 4 Concern. Participants climb Ireland’s 4 Highest Mountains in Ireland’s 4 Provinces over 4 Weekends. We’ve reached the half-way point of Climb 4 Concern 2013, and so far our Climb 4 Concern adventurers have climbed the highest peaks in Connacht and Leinster. In the process, they have raised an incredible €12,300!
There is still time to sign up for Sliabh Donard and Carrantoohil!
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The Irish Red Cross have launched ‘Sunrise Summit Challenge’, a brand new charity adventure which will simultaneously take place at ten mountain locations across Ireland. The Sunrise Summit Challenge will see participants hike through the early morning darkness, of April 14th, reaching the mountain summits in time to witness the sun rise over Ireland.
The ten mountains, in Kerry, Wicklow, Tipperary, Mayo, Galway, Donegal, Waterford and Down, offer a range of exciting route types, suitable Read more [...]
Ballyvary Hurling and Camogie Club in County Mayo are again organising this very popular New Years Day Walk.
The walk will be a moderate 14km walk. It will start and finish at Sraheen School. Registration will take place at 10:30am at Sraheen School. This New Years day walk will take in the rolling hills between Sraheen, Knocksaxon and Keelogues. There will be refreshments at hand at the half way point overlooking Carramore Lake. The walk should take 3 to 3 ½ hours.
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Twenty brave and ambitious men who work in Tara Mines, Navan - Europe’s largest lead and zinc mine- are busy training for a unique and adventurous climb that will see them walk from Ireland’s lowest point below sea level to the country’s highest point - that’s the bottom of the Tara Mines, Co. Meath to the peak of Carrauntoohil, Co. Kerry to you and I!
What started as a canteen conversation has now evolved into a serious fitness challenge that will allow the men to begin at ‘The Oven’ Read more [...]
Register online today for a summer adrenaline rush with an abseil from Spelga Dam. Be amongst the first to complete this abseil.
All monies raised are going to Mountain Rescue Ireland, which in turn goes to supporting the 12 Mountain Rescue Teams in Ireland. Share this link with all your friends, budding adrenaline junkies, youth groups, schools, grandparents...who will be the oldest to complete this feat?
The abseil takes place on Saturday 28th July. Registration for the event is £30 and Read more [...]