Category: News

Clare Outdoor Club Celebrates 30 Years and Invites You to Try-A-Hike

The Clare Outdoor Club is celebrating its 30 year anniversary with an information evening and photo exhibition on Wednesday 16th September from 7.30pm in the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis. All current and past members and anyone interested in finding out more about the club are welcome to attend. The evening will include details of the upcoming Try-A-Hike which is an opportunity for non-members to experience hill walking. The Try-A-Hike route will give a flavour of the incredible scenery and Read more [...]

Earn your SCARs on the Wild Atlantic Way

Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural ‘SCAR’ – the Skibbereen Charity Adventure Race – this year’s race has been given National Series Adventure Races accreditation – making it one of just ten prestigious adventure races nationwide. West Cork’s SCAR is also one of just a few races that give 100pc of the proceeds to charity. Despite a target of 300 participants for the 2014 race, more than 400 people came to take part in one of the three-courses on offer amidst Read more [...]

Your weekend walks

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 [...]

White & Hayes claim National Triathlon Titles

Close to 1000 triathletes braved heavy rain for the Standard Distance National Championships hosted by the Vodafone Dublin City Triathlon. The morning saw waves of age group athletes take on the 1500 metre swim, 40 kilometre bike and 10 kilometre run with everyone putting in brilliant performances to make it through the testing course. Following the mornings non drafting races it was onto the draft legal Cat 1 action where the country’s top athletes along with some international talent Read more [...]

The Ring of Gullion’s new website launched

On a fresh May morning on the shores of Camlough Lake and at the foot of Camlough Mountain Chairperson of Newry Mourne and Down District Council Councillor Naomi Ballie officially launched the new Ring of Gullion website, www.ringofgullion.org, with Slieve Gullion Councillor Roisin Mulgrew and designer Paudie Fearon from Wibble Web Design & Development. The website revamp is part of The Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership, a Heritage Lottery Fund programme to conserve and enhance some of the Read more [...]

Snow watch Winter 2014/2015

We’re on the lookout for snow on the mountains and hills of Ireland. Send your reports and photos 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 [...]

MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum confirm Carrauntoohil Cross will be re-erected

The MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum, which is made up of representatives of all the stakeholders involved in the area, including local landowners, local community and business groups, NPWS, local guides and users, Kerry County Council, the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and facilitated by South Kerry Development Partnership, have confirmed following a meeting today (Tuesday) that it is their intention to ensure the cross at the top of Irelands highest mountain Read more [...]