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 IMRA.ie Read more [...]

Irish Mountains Snow Watch 2016

It’s that time of year folks!

We are getting reports in of snow on the Hills and Mountains of Ireland.

Your Mountain Photos: Mourne Cloud Inversion

Check out this stunning photo of a recent cloud inversion in the Mourne Mountains. Many thanks to Jaime Collins for sharing this wonderful image with us. You can check out more of Jaime's work at www.jaimecollinsphotography.com. If you have a photo you think we could feature on the website, please contact us. Read more [...]

Take on the Wild Atlantic Way for Hospice this Autumn

This year’s Hospice Annual Autumn Walk will be heading to the breath-taking Horn Head route in Co. Donegal on Saturday 8th October.  Walkers will travel by coach from Southern Area Hospice to Dunfanaghy.  The guided walking route will take approximately 4-5 hours and cover 10kms of stunning scenery.  Walkers will be spoiled with the striking landscapes of the Wild Atlantic Way and views of the Muckish to Errigal Mountain Ranges and the panoramic vista of Tory Island, Fanad Head and the Rossguill Read more [...]

Your Mountain Photos: Connemara Morning

It's a wonderful time of year to be out in the hills especially when you get a crisp sunny morning. Many thanks to Conor Ledwith for submitting this fantastic image from his recent trip to Connemara. Conor told us that 'Connemara was simply spectacular yesterday morning with rolling fog and blue skies. Lough Corrib is below us and Mount Gable has it's head above the clouds'. You can check out more of Conor's pictures at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Conor-Ledwith-Photography/508733612472051. If Read more [...]