Tag: County Wicklow

Off The Beaten Track: The Hidden Valley of Wicklow’s River Ow

David Deighan takes a look at the Ow Valley in County Wicklow, a hidden gem that is often overlooked in the Garden County. Poet J.M. Synge spoke of his beloved Wicklow in terms of heading ‘South and west and south again’. If you do so from Dublin city, you may end up in the gorgeous valley of the River Ow – a little known, magical place so far off the beaten path that it rarely turns up in the guide books.  The setting, below the tumbling cliffs of Lugnaquilla Mountain, belies the fact Read more [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: Lugnaquilla Summit Camp

This entry is part 7 of 18 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
The latest photo in our series ‘The Story Behind The Photo’ is a quite brilliant shot from Paul Daly. The shot was taken on a summit-camp on Lugnaquilla in the Wicklow Mountains during the cold-snap of 2010. Paul takes us through the experience of spending a night camping on the highest point in Leinster during the coldest winter in decades. Myself and Tom O'Brien (the guy in the photograph) had decided to plan a trip to Scotland the following March (2011) with some winter mountaineering Read more [...]

Take part in the Iconic Wicklow Adventure Race Glendalough

Hailed by many as the most iconic Adventure Race in Ireland. the Wicklow Adventure Race Glendalough will take place on 20th April 2013. The course will take you along the Spink Run over the Sally Gap, along the challenging Djouce run and kayaking on the magical Lough Dan. Come test your endurance in one of the most spectacularly beautiful parts of Ireland. There is a choice of three courses WAR, the shorter WAR-Sport and for 2012 the new WAR Mini option. The mini competitors will run a loop, Read more [...]

Jason Reid takes 2nd Winter League race of the IMRA season

The 2nd race of the IMRA Winter League took place in Annacurra, County Wicklow today. The race followed a revised route covering 10.5km and taking in a loop of the unnamed hill to the west of Annacurra. A great turnout saw Jason Reid lead home the field of 172 runners in a time of 44:33. Peter O' Farrell of the Rathfarnham club took second place in 45:17 with Eoin Brady of UCD finishing third with a time of 47:08. Karen O' Hanlon of the Maynooth club came was the first lady home in a time of 51:18 Read more [...]