Tag: Galtymore

Your Pics: Mourne Mountains and Galtymore from Michael Kinahan

Thanks to Michael Kinahan for sharing these pics with us of his recent walks. The first two pics were taken on a walk of Chimney Rock Mountain and the Brandy Pad in the Mourne Mountains. They illustrate the winter conditions that have been present in the Mourne Mountains for a number of weeks. You really only get a feel for the amount of snow when you see it drifted the height of the Mourne Wall.   The next three shots come from a walk up Galtymore and show the icy conditions Read more [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: The Final Ascent of Galtymore

This entry is part 11 of 19 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
There is something very captivating about a photo of mist on the mountains. Add in a group of hill walkers disappearing into the mist and you have some great elements from which to compose a stunning mountain photograph. The latest photo in our series ‘The Story Behind The Photo’ fits certainly ticks all of these boxes. The shot comes courtesy of Paul Dunne of Irish Dew Photography.The photo was taken during the Glen of Aherlow Winter Walking Festival on the final approach to the summit of Read more [...]

Sunrise Summit Challenge – Trek Ireland’s Highest Peaks at Night

The Irish Red Cross have launched ‘Sunrise Summit Challenge’, a brand new charity adventure which will simultaneously take place at ten mountain locations across Ireland.  The Sunrise Summit Challenge will see participants hike through the early morning darkness, of April 14th, reaching the mountain summits in time to witness the sun rise over Ireland. The ten mountains, in Kerry, Wicklow, Tipperary, Mayo, Galway, Donegal, Waterford and Down, offer a range of exciting route types, suitable Read more [...]