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Irish Mountains Snow Watch 2016

It’s that time of year folks!

We are getting reports in of snow on the Hills and Mountains of Ireland.

Your Favourite Walks of 2014

 

As 2014 draws to a close, we are looking back on the year and asking what your favourite walk of 2014 is.

We’d love to hear what your favourite walk of 2014 was. If you’d like to feature on the website, please send a photo from the walk and a few words about it to info@walkingandhikingireland.com.

MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum confirm Carrauntoohil Cross has been re-instated

The MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum are pleased to announce that the cross on the summit of Carrauntoohil has been re-instated earlier today-Saturday the 29th of November. The mammoth task was undertaken on a voluntary basis by Mike O’Shea, Work at Height, staff from Liebherr Container Cranes, Killarney, members of Beaufort Community Council and local landowners. The MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum wish to thank all those who offered their support and assistance and said Read more [...]

Walking Ireland’s Iconic Mountains – Number 6: Croagh Patrick

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Walking Ireland's Iconic Mountains
The last two stops on our Iconic Mountains of Ireland tour were on Achill Island as we took in the magnificent Slievemore and the mighty Croaghaun, the two highest mountains on the island. We're staying in County Mayo and paying a visit to a mountain which is visible from the summit of both Slievemore and Croaghaun and is perhaps the most famous and certainly the most climbed of Ireland's mountains. Croagh Patrick, known locally as 'The Reek' and nicknamed 'Ireland's Holy Mountain', is believed Read more [...]

Walking Ireland’s Iconic Mountains – Number 5: Croaghaun

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Walking Ireland's Iconic Mountains
Our tour of the Iconic Mountains of Ireland has already taken us to wonderful Achill Island. On that occasion, we enjoyed a walk up Slievemore from the pretty and serene blue-flag Silver Strand beach at Dugort. Once you have spent any amount of time on the island and fallen in love with its rugged and dramatic landscape, it is nigh on impossible to leave behind. The island’s awe inspiring coastline has been carefully crafted by the sheer power of the Atlantic waves that start some five thousand Read more [...]

If Wicklow has a Round, why not South Kerry

Conor Murphy has come up with a novel idea. You may have heard of the Wicklow Round, a long distance run covering many of the peaks in County Wicklow. Conor has raised the possibility of having a South Kerry Round. Conor explans his idea below: It seems to me that with 102 mountains between the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Dunkerron, Purple and Mangerton ranges, South Kerry would be an ideal location for a tough high altitude route for walkers and runners. So was pondering a few options recently and Read more [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: Errigal Reflection

This entry is part 13 of 18 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
It has been a while since we featured a photo in our 'Story Behind The Photo' series of articles but we think you will agree that the wait has been worthwhile when you see the latest shot in the series.We have a very special shot for you courtesy of Derek Smyth. This stunning shot features the iconic Errigal Mountain sitting majestically over Dunlewy Lough in County Donegal. You can see more of Derek's stunning photography at http://www.dereksmythphotography.com/. Derek provides some background Read more [...]

Cast your vote for your favourite Irish mountain

Ok folks, we are looking to find out what is Ireland's favourite Mountain and we are asking you to cast your vote. Is it one of the Iconic Mountains of Ireland such as Errigal, Croagh Patrick or Ben Bulben? Is it one of the provincial high-points such as Mweelrea, Slieve Donard, Lugnaquilla or Carrauntoohil, the highest in the country? Is it something off the beaten track, perhaps a remote isolated mountain like Slieve Carr or one shrouded in folklore like Slieve Gullion? Whichever Read more [...]