Tag: The Mourne Mountains

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 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 [...]

The County Tops in Photos: Slieve Donard, County Down

To supplement our series of articles on the County Tops of Ireland, we are featuring some photos from these hills and mountains. We're starting with Slieve Donard, the County Top of Down and the highest point in the province of Ulster. You can read our article on Slieve Donard here. If you have any images from the County Tops of Ireland, please send them onto us and we will feature the best ones. The first few images of Slieve Donard come from James Higgins via Facebook. The first shot was 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 [...]