Category: North-West of Ireland Walks & Routes

Winter on Muckish Mountain

Iain Miller of Unique Ascent made the best of the recent cold spell to sample winter conditions on the Iconic Muckish Mountain in County Donetal. Ian is a mountain instructor living, working and playing in the uplands and sea stacks of County Donegal. Winter in Ireland is a very fleeting mistress with a sudden drop in the ambient air temperature and an even swifter rise in temperature, Winter conditions in the Irish mountains can come and go in a single day. It is when a period of extended cold Read more [...]

Truly Amazing Errigal Mountain

Stephanie and Joe Chastain of Inifinite Ireland share their experience of climbing the Iconic Errigal Mountain in Donegal. It was about half a day into our first trip to Ireland, my husband Joe had the idea that we should climb every mountain and hill we saw. Not having any idea about hill walking in Ireland, I thought he was crazy! We were on our honeymoon and I certainly did not bring any shoes that you could walk up a mountain in. He was so excited that I promised, next time (because by then I knew there would be a next time), we would climb as many mountains as he wanted. Read more [...]

Walking Ireland’s Iconic Mountains – Number 2: Muckish

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Walking Ireland's Iconic Mountains
The second article in the series on Ireland's Iconic mountains. Paul O' Connor remains in the north-west of the country to take a walk up the distinctive flat-topped Muckish mountain and finds that although it may be overlooked due to it's proximity to Errigal, Muckish certainly is anything but a poor relation. Read more [...]

Walking Ireland’s Iconic Mountains – Number 1: Errigal

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Walking Ireland's Iconic Mountains
In the first article exploring the Iconic Mountains of Ireland, Paul O' Connor takes a walk up Errigal in Donegal and has a thoroughly good time despite the conditions. Read more [...]