Tag: Knockmealdown

Take the Concern Four County Challenge

On 31st of August 2013, Concern invites you to test your endurance and take the Four County Challenge. Join Concern on this exciting new hiking event as they go off the beaten track through some of the most spectacular parts of Ireland. The 33km route will take you across four counties: Waterford, Tipperary, Cork, and Limerick. You’ll also be crossing two mountain ranges: the Knockmealdowns and the Galtees. This will be a challenging yet achievable hike. The event is open to all fitness Read more [...]

My Round of The County Tops: Dr Sharron P. Schwartz

I claimed some time ago that I was no summit bagger but having done many of the County Tops whilst completing various circuits, the MountainViews list began to create something of an itch that needed to be scratched. Simon Stewart and his infectious lists!! It became an irresistible challenge for my partner, Martin, and I to complete his County Tops list. On 16th November 2012, on a bitterly cold day with occasional hail showers, we assailed Slieve Beagh, our final summit in County Monaghan. Later Read more [...]

Winter Wonderland: Snow on the Irish Mountains (Part 1)

Isn't there something special about a covering of snow on the mountains? We asked you to send in your photos of snow on the Irish Mountains and the response has been incredible. We've literally been snowed-under with photos so have decided to break the article into two pieces. This is the first of these articles; we hope to have the second one online soon. We feel that the pictures we've chosen demonstrate the beauty and diversity of the Irish mountains. A big thank-you to everyone who sent Read more [...]