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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 [...]

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 3: Slieve Binnian

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Walking Ireland's Iconic Mountains
In the third article exploring the Iconic Mountains of Ireland, Paul O’ Connor takes a trip up North to the Mourne Mountains to explore Slieve Binnian. Often overlooked for other mountains in the Range, Binnian is undoubtedly a classic and is renowned for its mighty summit Tors and majestic views. Read more [...]

Walking Ireland’s Iconic Mountains – Number 4: Slievemore

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Walking Ireland's Iconic Mountains
Perched on the West Coast of Ireland at the edge of Europe, Achill Island must surely be one of the most ruggedly beautiful and scenic areas in the country. It is easy to see why the Island with its dramatic mix of sea, shore and mountain has captured the imagination of so many over the years. It is said that on arrival on the island, the artist Paul Henry threw his return train ticket into the sea near Purteen Harbour. Over the years he spent on the island, Henry went on to produce some of Read more [...]

Walking Ireland’s Iconic Mountains – Number 5: Croaghaun

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Walking Ireland's Iconic Mountains
Our tour of the Iconic Mountains of Ireland has already taken us to wonderful Achill Island. On that occasion, we enjoyed a walk up Slievemore from the pretty and serene blue-flag Silver Strand beach at Dugort. Once you have spent any amount of time on the island and fallen in love with its rugged and dramatic landscape, it is nigh on impossible to leave behind. The island’s awe inspiring coastline has been carefully crafted by the sheer power of the Atlantic waves that start some five thousand Read more [...]

Walking Ireland’s Iconic Mountains – Number 6: Croagh Patrick

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Walking Ireland's Iconic Mountains
The last two stops on our Iconic Mountains of Ireland tour were on Achill Island as we took in the magnificent Slievemore and the mighty Croaghaun, the two highest mountains on the island. We're staying in County Mayo and paying a visit to a mountain which is visible from the summit of both Slievemore and Croaghaun and is perhaps the most famous and certainly the most climbed of Ireland's mountains. Croagh Patrick, known locally as 'The Reek' and nicknamed 'Ireland's Holy Mountain', is believed Read more [...]