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Saltee Islands – a haven of calm and birds in Wexford

The Saltee Islands in Co. Wexford are a haven of calm and birds, including the island's famed puffin residents! They're a treasure hiding in plain sight, just 5km off the coast of Kilmore Quay. The bird sanctuary - home to the aforementioned puffins, along with gannets and gulls - are a magnet [...]

By |2021-06-15T14:23:07+00:00June 15th, 2021|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wexford, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

Clashganny Forest Looped Walks – canal bank walk and much more!

Clashganny Forest Looped Walks are an absolute treat! You’ve got the water of the River Barrow running alongside, locks on the canal, and woodland dating from the 1800s. And a Mass Rock hidden amongst the tall trees as well. We joined the walk at Clashganny Lock, heading south along the Barrow Way. [...]

By |2021-06-02T13:56:22+00:00June 2nd, 2021|Carlow, Ireland|0 Comments

Fab four walking trails to explore Ireland

These are just four fab walking trails to explore Ireland. With an epic coastline, stunning mountain ranges, and endless amounts of beautiful spaces, a walking holiday in  Ireland is next to unbeatable. We've got countless walking trails suited to all ranges of fitness and ability. So, you can go short or long, [...]

By |2021-05-19T14:11:56+00:00May 19th, 2021|Ireland, Northern Ireland, News, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

Kiltealy Walking Trails – a delight of birdsong, butterflies, and bygone days

Kiltealy Walking Trails open up a vista across Co. Wexford, across fields, past wind turbines, across to the coast. The 7.6km Cullentra trail, which takes about two hours, takes you through fields, lanes, forest pathways and is a riot of birdsong and butterflies. You'll walk up towards and around the Blackstairs [...]

History aplenty between Woodenbridge and Avoca

Woodenbridge to Avoca – a roadside walk that delivers history and scenery. And a footpath for the entire walk, so that’s not a bad 4km outing (actually, it's 3.6km!). Woodenbridge lies between Arklow and Avoca, at the meeting of the rivers Avoca, Aughrim, and Goldmine. The Goldmine river gives a hint [...]

By |2021-05-17T17:33:41+00:00January 2nd, 2021|Ireland, Wicklow|0 Comments

Clara Vale loop walks are a woodland wonder

Clara Vale loop walks are a hidden gem in Co Wicklow, nestled between Rathdrum and Laragh. We stumbled across it in October (before the lockdown, thankfully), after going across the narrowest bridge I’ve ever seen! The River Avonmore flow along on the eastern boundary of Clara Vale Nature Reserve. From the trail [...]

By |2021-05-13T12:37:39+00:00November 10th, 2020|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wicklow, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

Accessibility struggle is wheel for Leona and Michael

The struggle is wheel for Leona Tuck and Michael Hennessy Cullen who love walking trails – well, those they can access. After a car accident at 19, Michael has a T9 spinal cord injury and uses a wheelchair to get around. Living in Co Wexford overlooking Bannow Bay, they have the Tintern [...]

By |2021-05-13T12:40:12+00:00October 25th, 2020|Ireland, People, News, Ireland's Ancient East|2 Comments
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