Category: News

Date for your diary: Fermanagh Ramblers AGM

Are you interested in enjoying the great outdoors more? Why not go along to the Fermanagh Ramblers AGM and hear about all the activities of the Walking Club. The AGM takes place at 7.30pm on Thursday 15 March at the Waterways Ireland Building, Sligo road, Enniskillen. The Fermanagh Ramblers are a mixed group of keen walkers and climbers in Fermanagh meeting on a weekly basis to participate in walking activities. The walks carried out vary from moderate to strenuous with the emphasis being Read more [...]

IPA Hiking Club hit the Galtees and Comeraghs

The IPA Hiking Club had a busy weekend visiting the Comeraghs and the Galtees. The training is in preparation for 26 of the group heading to Everest Base camp on April 8th. Saturday saw a 20km hike in the Galtees led by Kevin Bowen.   On Sunday, the group took on another 20KM, this time in the absolutely stunning Comeragh mountains expertly guided by Barney and Gerry from SEMRA, South Eastern Mountain Rescue. Many thanks to Annmarie Larkin for sharing these photos with us. Read more [...]

Snow-watch.. ‘The Beast From The East’

So ‘The Beast From The East’ is on the way. Feel free to share your photos from the hills and mountains of Ireland and we will feature them on here. You can drop us an email at info@walkingandhikingireland.com, contact us via Twitter or via Facebook.

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 [...]