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Hit the road – Ireland’s long distance walking routes

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 [...]

The search for your favourite Irish mountain…

Recently, we have been asking what is your favourite Irish mountain and why. We are blessed to have such a wide and varied range of mountains and upland areas condensed into our small island and we would love to hear what are your favourites and why. If you'd like to share yours, please email a few words and a photo (if you have one) to info@walkingandhikingireland.com. We've already had some submissions with Sean McKinney nominating Errigal due to the amazing One Man's Pass. Read more [...]

Maynooth 5km returns for a second year

Maynooth 5km Road Race returns for a second year, following it's success in 2014. The event will take place at 10am on Sunday 13th of September 2015. The race will have: A Flat course (Ideal for PB's) Chip Timing (Precision Timing) Cash Prizes (Usual Categories) Usual Male and Female Categories: Senior, O40, O45, O50, Junior (15-19 years) and Teams of 3. Race Route: Kilcock-Maynooth Road (R-148) Registration/Race Entry: Online pre-registration €15 Adults. Entry on the day €20 Read more [...]

Did you tame the Beast of Ballyhoura

Thanks to Valerie O’Sullivan for these fantastic pictures from the recent Beast of Ballyhoura adventure race.

Did you take part in the race or any other adventure races over the summer?

Go Muckin Crazy at the Mayo Mud Run

Mayo Mud Run’s 3rd annual prize winning race takes place on Saturday March 28th at 1p.m in Moygownagh Ballina Co,Mayo. Mayo Mud Run is an 8km time chipped race which is an adrenaline fuelled but equally an energy sapping cross-country race set in the natural rugged terrain of Moygownagh. Competitors will face challenging conditions starting on the road but quickly getting into the thick of our mucky course which has forest trails, drains, a river, with lots of man-made and natural obstacles or Read more [...]

Sunrise and Snowfall

The people at Tribal Fitness decided to mark the start of 2015 with a spot of adventure. Thanks to Nichola Jarvis for sharing this account of their sunrise hike to the summit of Slieve Binnian with us. Tribal Fitness is committed to helping women maintain, regain and improve their fitness levels, while having FUN so check out their website at www.tribalfitnessbootcamps.co.uk. January is a month full of emotion. We reflect on previous events and look ahead to what we want to achieve. It can all Read more [...]

Coumshingaun Summer Solstice

We've been running some shots of your Summer Solstice Walks. Many thanks to John Foley for letting us feature this magnificent set of shots from Coumshingaun, perhaps one of the finest examples of a corrie or coum in the whole of Europe. John's fantastic photos paint the Comeragh Mountain's most famous landmark in a new light. We understand that John camped out in order to capture these images and we think you'll agree the results make the effort more than worthwhile. You can see more of John's Read more [...]

Take The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walk

Taking place from June 20th to June 22nd, the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail walk covers 60k of stunning wild and mysterious Mayo Landscape from Balla to Murrisk. It will take 3 days to complete the entire Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail. The walker can choose to walk the whole trail over 3 days or alternatively, take part in 1 and/or 2 of the days. Registration via iRegister: www.iregister.ie/summerwalkingfestival or via the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Office or the Fundraising Department, Read more [...]