Category: Walking Festival

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 [...]

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 [...]

Take part in the Annascaul October Walking Festival 23rd – 26th

The 2015 Annascaul October Walking Festival will take place Friday 23rd -to Monday 26th October. The weekend kicks off with an amazing walk by torchlight on Mweelin Hill on Friday. On Saturday, there is the choice of a climb of the majestic promontory hill of Caherconree, the mountain pass of 'Mach na Bo' and the Connor Creanb Loop. On Sunday, the A walk is to the summit of Kerry's Holy Mountain, Mount Brandon. There is also the option of the Camp Bog Road (Stage two of the well-trodden famed Read more [...]

Celebrate our ancient past and Summer Solstice at the Killarney Walking Festival

Killarney Walking Festival, by nature of it’s location provides the most natural setting in the world to host any walking festival- now it’s 2nd year, and well rooted in the local calendar of events, the organisers will celebrate the Summer Solstice in a series of walking events. The Summer Festival takes Friday June 19th - 22nd, 2015. A weekend of long relaxing guided walks. The Festival Head Quarters is The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney. Discover the hidden valleys, mountains, reeks, Read more [...]

The Loop Head Walking and Heritage festival 2015

Have you visited "The Irish Times Best Place to Holiday" Yet? Every wondered why The Loop Head Peninsula in County Clare won the title? The answer is simple, vast areas of unspoilt beauty, large sandy beaches and hours of coastal walks to explore. The Loop Head Peninsula also won a European Destination of Excellence award along with being named as one of 100 Sustainable Destination in the World. Why? because it takes one thing very serious, "Tourism that is good for tourists, should also be good Read more [...]

Breathe in the coastal air and walk your worries away at the Cloghane Brandon Walking and Music Festival

Have you made any plans for the Easter Bank holiday weekend? Fear not, the Cloghane Brandon Walking and Music Festival, takes place on the 3rd of April until the 6th of April 2015. This festival caters for all levels of walkers. The two difficult walks will treat walkers to the breath-taking views of Más an Tiompáin and Mount Brandon, Irelands second highest mountain. Walkers who decide to do the moderate walks will get to walk the spectacular Sás Creek to Brandon Point loop walk and visit Read more [...]

Experience the joys of Connemara with the Leenane Mountain Walking Festival

The 8th year of the Leenane Mountain Walking Festival will take place from the 1st - 3rd May, 2015. The Leenane Mountain Walking Festival has become a major successful event for Connemara and the area. This festival has been designed to suit all levels of walkers from casual low level walks to the more experienced! Each day there is a choice of at least 4 walks from Strenuous to low level or something a bit different with a geology & archeology fieldtrip available. This year’s programme includes Read more [...]