23 09, 2021

Birr Castle is home to walks and waterfalls

By |2021-09-23T17:16:51+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 [...]

12 07, 2021

Slieve Blooms a natural wonder in the hidden heartlands

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

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 [...]

25 06, 2021

Dunmore East Coastal Walk – dramatic cliffs, stunning scenery

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

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 [...]

15 06, 2021

Saltee Islands – a haven of calm and birds in Wexford

By |2021-06-28T12:00:03+00:00June 15th, 2021|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wexford, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

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 [...]

2 06, 2021

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

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

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. [...]

19 05, 2021

Fab four walking trails to explore Ireland

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

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, [...]

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