“I have seen landscapes, notably in the Mourne Mountains...which under a particular light made me feel that at any moment a giant might raise his head over the next ridge.” So wrote C.S. Lewis.
The Mourne Mountains, at any time of year are a quite majestic sight. But in winter, after a fall of snow, they are transformed, if only briefly, into a magical land, seemingly a million miles away from the everyday routines of the surrounding lowlands. It is a sight which made C.S. Lewis “yearn Read more [...]
The inaugural Killarney Mountain Festival will take place from March 9th-11th. This fantastic spectacle and celebration of all things mountain related will take place over the weekend of March 9th/10th and 11th and will aim to serve as the biggest and most impressive social event for outdoor enthusiasts in Ireland. The festival will take place in the vibrant and bustling town of Killarney, County Kerry - Ireland's true adventure capital.
The festival will be run in close association and with Read more [...]
There are over 40 medium and long-distance walking routes in Ireland which are known as National Waymarked Trails. The trails offer a variety of walking and can be completed in full or tackled in sections. There is a concentration of trails in the South-West of Ireland but there are great walking options available right around the country. We take a look at a selection of those trails.
The Dingle Way
There can be no doubting the beauty of Dingle, the northernmost of the major peninsulae in Read more [...]
It has featured previously in our 'Story Behind The Photo' series but iconic Errigal is a mountain that we never tire of featuring. The latest photo comes from Brendan O' Donnell and it's a quite magnificent shot taken looking from one top of Errigal across to the other.
The panoramic shot spans from Lough Nacung on the left to Altan Lough and Aghla More on the right. The image brings to mind the line of a relatively well known song about the hills of Donegal, "To stand on top of Errigal, would Read more [...]