Check out this stunning photo of a recent cloud inversion in the Mourne Mountains. Many thanks to Jaime Collins for sharing this wonderful image with us. You can check out more of Jaime's work at www.jaimecollinsphotography.com. If you have a photo you think we could feature on the website, please contact us. Read more [...]
It's a wonderful time of year to be out in the hills especially when you get a crisp sunny morning. Many thanks to Conor Ledwith for submitting this fantastic image from his recent trip to Connemara. Conor told us that 'Connemara was simply spectacular yesterday morning with rolling fog and blue skies. Lough Corrib is below us and Mount Gable has it's head above the clouds'. You can check out more of Conor's pictures at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Conor-Ledwith-Photography/508733612472051. If Read more [...]
Thanks to Seán Mac an tSíthigh for sharing this fantastic image with us. The shot shows Mount Brandon seen from the Conor Pass and it sums up the recent weather that we've been having. Read more [...]
Stay tuned for reports of snow in the mountains of Ireland.
After a relatively dry weekend, we asked for details of your weekend walks with a particular emphasis on what the various walking clubs were up to. Well done to West Tyrone Ramblers who celebrated their 25th anniversary by hiking to the summit of Slieve Donard in the Mourne Mountains. You can find out more about the group at www.westtyroneramblers.org.uk Meanwhile, Paul Brown was with the Galway Walking Club as they climbed Letterbreckaun in Connemara on a beautiful calm day. The club's Read more [...]
We ran a piece previously about magnificent Croaghaun on Achill Island. The mountain is perched on the western edge of Ireland with the summit practically hanging over the Atlantic Ocean. Due to the near ever-present clouds at the summit, it's a tough mountain to climb. However, if you get the conditions, it is an amazing and unforgettable experience. We'd love to hear from anyone who has climbed Croaghaun. In the meantime, here's a few photos from our climb to give you a small feel for the Read more [...]
After Boughil and Tonelagee, we are back with another mystery mountain for you to identity. We asked if you could identify the mountain featured in the picture. Well done to all who got the correct answer. The answer is Eagle Mountain in the Mourne Mountains. Eagle is one of the lesser-travelled Western Mournes and is well worth a visit in it's own right. The mountain stands at 638 metres and can be visited by following Batts wall from Deers Meadow onto Pigeon Rock, Slievemoughanmore and then Read more [...]
After yesterday's teaser featuring Boughil in County Kerry, we've another teaser for you. Can you name the mountain featured in this picture? Have you climbed the mountain? If so, we'd love to hear any stories you have and please feel free to share any photos with us. We will reveal the answer tomorrow. Well done to Out and About Hiking who were the first to correctly identify the mountain as Tonelagee. Well done Phil Wells and Barry Condon who also correctly identified Tonelagee, Read more [...]