Tag: Hill Walking in Ireland

The Story Behind The Photo: The Final Ascent of Galtymore

This entry is part 11 of 18 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 [...]

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 [...]

The County Tops: Number 6: Slieve Gullion, County Armagh

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series The County Tops of Ireland
In the latest article from the County Top Series, Paul O’ Connor takes a walk up Slieve Gullion to visit Ireland's highest surviving passage tomb making sure not to fall into the enchanted 'Lake of Sorrows' at the top of the mountain.  It seems that so many of the hills and mountains in Ireland are shrouded in myth and legend. From Slievenamon's connections with the Celtic underworld to the 236 leprechauns that reputedly still live and thrive in the Cooley Mountains, a huge part of the enjoyment Read more [...]