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Lismore – walk in the footsteps of pilgrims and paupers

Lismore in Co Waterford is a wonderful step back in time. A heritage town, you’ll find many of the shop fronts just as they were for decades. Overlooking the River Blackwater and backgrounded by the Knockmealdown Mountains, it’s a delight to wander around. It's also home to Lismore Castle ... There has [...]

By |2021-08-25T14:40:07+00:00August 25th, 2021|Waterford, Ireland, Celtic Routes, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

St Declan’s Way is food for the soul

Saint Declan’s Way is a pilgrim walking route in Ireland. It links Cashel in Co. Tipperary and Ardmore in Co. Waterford. Guest blogger Margaret O'Flynn recounts her steps following the pilgrim route ...  St Declan is reputed to have walked from Ardmore to Cashel to meet with St Patrick in the Fifth [...]

By |2021-08-13T17:13:46+00:00August 13th, 2021|Waterford, Tipperary, Ireland, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

Discover Sligo and walk in Yeats’ footsteps

Sligo enjoys stunning landscape – and an unbeatable link with the enduring poetry of William Butler Yeats. Now, you can walk, drive or cycle around the inspirational landscapes that influences Yeats’ work. That’s all thanks to a new app – Yeats Unwrapped - launched by Yeats Society Sligo. Lake Isle of Innisfree [...]

By |2021-09-01T15:37:09+00:00August 9th, 2021|Sligo, News|0 Comments

Carlow Garden Festival – a walker’s paradise

Carlow Garden Festival - from July 24 to August 1 - is a great opportunity to walk through beauty! You could meet any one of 15 gardening gurus from across Ireland who headline this year's programme. The festival features an appealing mix of workshops, garden tours, specialist talks and Q&A sessions located [...]

By |2021-07-26T13:08:06+00:00July 26th, 2021|Carlow, Ireland, News|0 Comments

Slieve Blooms a natural wonder in the hidden heartlands

The Slieve Bloom mountains were a discovery. Linking the counties of Laois and Offaly, the Slieve Blooms are unspoilt, uncrowded, and seriously scenic! Seemingly, the Slieve Blooms – and the Massif Central in France – are the oldest mountains in Europe. According to SlieveBloom.ie, they were once the highest in Europe at [...]

By |2021-07-13T10:20:18+00:00July 12th, 2021|Offaly, Laois, Ireland, Ireland's Ancient East|2 Comments

Dunmore East Coastal Walk – dramatic cliffs, stunning scenery

Dunmore East Coastal Walk is a pretty special addition to Waterford’s seaside town. Now, as well as walking round this scenic little town, you get to explore the dramatic headlands as well. We visited in June when the weather was, well, misty. Outdoor dining was allowed, indoor dining was not! So, Dunmore [...]

By |2021-06-28T11:56:43+00:00June 25th, 2021|Waterford, Ireland, Celtic Routes, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

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 |2021-06-28T12:00:03+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 [...]

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