6 04, 2022

Offaly at heart of Hidden Heartlands

By |2022-04-07T14:29:07+00:00April 6th, 2022|Offaly, Ireland's Hidden Heartlands, Ireland|0 Comments

Offaly is literally a hidden gem, with its wide-open spaces and stunning nature. Now part of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, it is a great spot to switch gears and really relax and enjoy yourself. Lough Boora Discovery Park Lough Boora Discovery Park is ideal for families – and children love the Fairy Trail. [...]

30 03, 2022

Kilmacurragh Gardens – a heritage treasure trove in Wicklow

By |2022-03-30T15:49:53+00:00March 30th, 2022|Ireland, Wicklow, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

Kilmacurragh Gardens in Co Wicklow are a treat to walk around. If you can, April is a great time to visit, with Rhododendron Week usually the first week of the month. This year, 2022, Rhododendron Week at Kilmacurragh Gardens is from April 2-10. Did you know that Kilmacurragh Gardens is part of [...]

21 03, 2022

Mullaghmeen Forest a Westmeath wonder

By |2022-04-06T14:25:48+00:00March 21st, 2022|Westmeath, Ireland's Hidden Heartlands, Ireland|0 Comments

Mullaghmeen Forest is worth a visit – well worth a detour off the Dublin-Sligo road into Co. Westmeath. This is one hidden gem you must add to your bucket list! Mullaghmeen Forest is located between Castlepollard and Oldcastle and is the largest planted beech forest in Ireland. Best of all, this is [...]

3 03, 2022

The Columban Way opens up in Carlow

By |2022-03-10T14:44:29+00:00March 3rd, 2022|Carlow, Ireland, News|0 Comments

The Columban Way is a new trail, starting in Mount Leinster, Co Carlow, and snaking through Ireland to Bangor in Northern Ireland. We attended the recent launch of the Carlow leg of The Columban Way, in the company of soccer legend Paul McGrath. Also present were representatives of Carlow and Wexford County [...]

23 09, 2021

Birr Castle is home to walks and waterfalls

By |2021-11-24T13:43:56+00:00September 23rd, 2021|Offaly, Ireland|0 Comments

Birr Castle Demesne is a walker’s paradise. There’s 120 acres of parklands, 10km of scenic walks, rivers, a waterfall, and a lake. It is also home to one of Europe’s finest plant collections, the world’s tallest box hedge, the Great Telescope, and Ireland’s tallest treehouse! If you have any interest in photography, [...]

25 08, 2021

Lismore – walk in the footsteps of pilgrims and paupers

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

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 [...]

13 08, 2021

St Declan’s Way is food for the soul

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

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 [...]

9 08, 2021

Discover Sligo and walk in Yeats’ footsteps

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

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 [...]

26 07, 2021

Carlow Garden Festival – a walker’s paradise

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

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 [...]

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