Tag: “Mourne Mountains”

Check out this video from Slieve Meelbeg

We came across this quite brilliant video taken from the summit of Slieve Meelbeg in the Mourne Mountains. It’s short but incredibly sweet and definitely worth a watch.

Well done to Ryan Simpson for capturing this brilliant footage, we look forward to seeing more videos.

The Story Behind The Photo: The Castles

This entry is part 9 of 18 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
We've another great photo for you in our series The 'Story Behind The Photo’. This shot comes courtesy of Rosemary Kane and was taken on Rosemary's first walk in the Mourne Mountains. It features a walking colleague studying the famous 'Castles' of Slieve Commedagh,  a group of spectacular granite tors on the south-side of the mountain. Rosemary takes up the story... "The shot was taken in February 2009 at the Castles, Slieve Commedagh. I accepted an invitation to accompany 5 colleagues, Read more [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: Bearnagh Sunset

This entry is part 8 of 18 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
The latest photo in our series ‘The Story Behind The Photo’ is a beautiful shot from Leslie Hanthorne of sunset behind a snow covered Slieve Bearnagh in the Mourne Mountains. John takes us through what was involved in capturing this beautiful image. Check out www.mournemountainphotography.com to see more of Leslie’s superb work. The winter of 2010/2011 was the coldest for over a hundred years so most days I was in the Mournes trying to record what was perhaps a once in a life-time 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 [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: ‘Follow The Yellow Brick Road’

This entry is part 5 of 18 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
The latest article on our series ‘The Story Behind The Photo’ comes from the snow-covered Mourne Mountains courtesy of John McGuigan, @IBGrizzly on twitter. The High Mournes are popularised in literature and song and rank amongst the most frequently walked ranges in Ireland. Part of their attraction lies in the Mourne Wall, once a demarking of territory by the Belfast Water Commissioners, now a modern day, trustworthy navigational aid to intrepid hill walkers. Visitors to the beautiful area 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 [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: Three Counties And Carlingford Lough

This entry is part 3 of 18 in the series The Story Behind The Photo
The second photo in our series ‘The Story Behind The Photo’ comes from Colin Boyle and is titled ‘Three Counties And Carlingford Lough’. The photo shows the view from Camlough Mountain in County Armagh, known in local circles as Slieve Gherkin. This views offered by this fantastic little mountain were off limits to hill-walkers for nearly a quarter of a century until the British army vacated it's summit in late 2006. There is a tarmac road about 3/4 the way up to a picnic site, Read more [...]

Walking Ireland’s Iconic Mountains – Number 3: Slieve Binnian

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Walking Ireland's Iconic Mountains
In the third article exploring the Iconic Mountains of Ireland, Paul O’ Connor takes a trip up North to the Mourne Mountains to explore Slieve Binnian. Often overlooked for other mountains in the Range, Binnian is undoubtedly a classic and is renowned for its mighty summit Tors and majestic views. Read more [...]