Tag: Hill Walking Ireland

The County Tops: Number 7: Slieve Donard, Mourne Mountains, County Down

This entry is part 7 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 Donard in the magical Mourne Mountains to visit the highest point in County Down and the province of Ulster. Wonderfully dramatic, rugged and varied, the Mourne Mountains are quite simply a hill walker’s delight. Boasting a compact ring of 12 mountains above 600 metres and many other smaller hills, the range can undoubtedly lay claim to offer something for everyone, from the casual stroller to the seasoned Read more [...]

Snow On The Reeks

Many thanks to Outdoors Ireland for sharing these amazing pictures of us of snow on the Macgillycuddy's Reeks. The shots were taken on a walk last week up Carrauntoohil, the highest mountain in Ireland. Outdoors Ireland run regular guided walks up Carrauntoohil as well as regular Outdoors courses. See www.outdoorsireland.com for more information.         Read more [...]

2013 Mourne International Walking Festival

Walkers from around the world will in Warrenpoint for the 2013 Mourne International Walking Festival 28th – 30th June. Pre-registration is now open for the festival. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the Mournes, choose from a range of both guided rambles and hikes and self-guided road and track walks to suit various levels of fitness and experience so that families, strollers and serious walkers alike can take part*. The lowland routes are pre-marked allowing you to walk at your Read more [...]

Four Counties, Four Mountains, One Cause: Action Cancer 4 Peaks Challenge 2013

In May 2013 leading, cancer charity Action Cancer is asking people to challenge themselves by climbing the four highest mountains in Ireland to raise vital funds for its services. The 4 Peaks Challenge will take place over two weekends in May and will visit four Counties – Down, Wicklow, Kerry and Mayo - one in every province of Ireland. The challenge will begin on 11th May 2013 by scaling Slieve Donard (Down) continuing the following weekend (17th – 19th May)  with a climb up  Lugnaquila Read more [...]

Truly Amazing Errigal Mountain

Stephanie and Joe Chastain of Inifinite Ireland share their experience of climbing the Iconic Errigal Mountain in Donegal. It was about half a day into our first trip to Ireland, my husband Joe had the idea that we should climb every mountain and hill we saw. Not having any idea about hill walking in Ireland, I thought he was crazy! We were on our honeymoon and I certainly did not bring any shoes that you could walk up a mountain in. He was so excited that I promised, next time (because by then I knew there would be a next time), we would climb as many mountains as he wanted. Read more [...]

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 [...]