Tag: Walking In Ireland

Celebrate our ancient past and Summer Solstice at the Killarney Walking Festival

Killarney Walking Festival, by nature of it’s location provides the most natural setting in the world to host any walking festival- now it’s 2nd year, and well rooted in the local calendar of events, the organisers will celebrate the Summer Solstice in a series of walking events. The Summer Festival takes Friday June 19th - 22nd, 2015. A weekend of long relaxing guided walks. The Festival Head Quarters is The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney. Discover the hidden valleys, mountains, reeks, Read more [...]

The Story Behind The Photo: The Final Ascent of Galtymore

This entry is part 11 of 19 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]