Tag: “Walking in Northern 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]