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, contact us via Twitter or via Facebook.

The Story Behind The Photo: Mourne Reflections at Sunset

This entry is part 19 of 19 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
The latest in our 'The Story Behind the Photo' series features a quite stunning photo from the Mournes courtesy of Nigel Clegg. Nigel captured this wonderful shot at sunset after a day spent hiking in fantastic conditions. Nigel provided us with the story behind his photo. "After checking the weather on Friday and seeing from the forecast that there was a chance of some sunny spells in the late afternoon on Saturday, myself and a friend decided we’d head to the Mournes for another Read more [...]

Snow covered Mournes

Thanks to Paddy Higgins for sharing these wonderful pictures of the snow-covered Mournes with us. The first shot is a superb sweeping panorama taking in a number of the high Mournes. How many of the tops in the picture can you name? Can you guess where the picture was taken from? The second picture is the view looking back in the other direction. You can see more of Paddy's images on his Flickr page or on Instagram. If you have some shots you'd like us to feature, Read more [...]

Dunleer AC reign at the 2018 Ras na hEireann

Dunleer AC took first place in both the Senior Mens and Senior Ladies races in the 2018 Ras na Heireann which took place at Oldbridge Estate in county Meath on Sunday last. Tomás Cotter cruised to victory on a muddy course whilst Karen Costello took the ladies title. Full results will be published at We have some photos from the event below. Read more [...]

IPA Hiking Club visit the Cooley Mountains

66 members of the IPA hiking club took a visit to Slieve Foy in Carlingford this weekend. The group consisted of 37 in the A group and 29 in the beginners group. Both groups were treated to clear skies and a dry day with just some mist on summit. Sieve Foye starts at sea level so it was a tough but very enjoyable hike for both the A and B groups. Many thanks to the IPA Hiking Club for sharing these photos with us. The Club has been set up to promote Hiking, within the IPA Membership, Read more [...]

Inaugural Killarney Mountain Festival to kick off on March 9th

The inaugural Killarney Mountain Festival will take place from March 9th-11th. This fantastic spectacle and celebration of all things mountain related will take place over the weekend of March 9th/10th and 11th and will aim to serve as the biggest and most impressive social event for outdoor enthusiasts in Ireland. The festival will take place in the vibrant and bustling town of Killarney, County Kerry - Ireland's true adventure capital. The festival will be run in close association and with Read more [...]

Get set for the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival

The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail will host its annual walking festival on the 9th,10th and 11th of March in Co. Mayo. The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail is a non profit community based organisation and this year the proceeds of the festival will go to Croi, the registered heart and stroke charity. The linear trail is 61 km in length and is a National Way Marked Way graded as moderate to hard in difficulty. It starts in the town of Balla and finishes in the village of Murrisk at the base of Croagh Read more [...]

Winter wonderland for Mullaghmeen Hill Run

A total of 96 hardy souls completed the 11km hill run at Mullaghmeen yesterday as fresh snowfall made for a wintry playground in Westmeath. First home was Javier Hernando in 52 minutes with Tanya Sheridan taking the ladies crown in 1hour 4 minutes. This fantastic race, run in conjunction with St. Bridgid's Athletic club goes from strength to strength and yesterday's installment will surely remain one of the highlights of the 2018 Hill Running year. Full results can be seen on the Read more [...]