28 06, 2022

Forest bathing will make you feel better

By |2022-06-28T16:25:04+00:00June 28th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Forest bathing will make you feel better

Guest writer and forest bathing guide Cathelijne de Wit outlines the benefits of forest bathing: ​Everyone who enjoys the great outdoors knows how good it feels to spend time in nature. The fresh air, being surrounded by trees, and the sound of birdsong all have a calming effect on us. Connecting with [...]

3 03, 2022

The Columban Way opens up in Carlow

By |2022-03-10T14:44:29+00:00March 3rd, 2022|Carlow, Ireland, News|Comments Off on The Columban Way opens up in Carlow

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 [...]

9 08, 2021

Discover Sligo and walk in Yeats’ footsteps

By |2021-09-01T15:37:09+00:00August 9th, 2021|Sligo, News|Comments Off on 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 [...]

26 07, 2021

Carlow Garden Festival – a walker’s paradise

By |2021-07-26T13:08:06+00:00July 26th, 2021|Carlow, Ireland, News|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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|Comments Off on 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, [...]

25 10, 2020

Accessibility struggle is wheel for Leona and Michael

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

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 [...]

15 10, 2020

What is Mindful Walking?

By |2021-05-13T12:42:21+00:00October 15th, 2020|News|Comments Off on What is Mindful Walking?

What is mindful walking? It’s not complicated at all. For me, mindful walking is about paying attention. Paying attention to my feet on the ground, to the sound of my shoes on the pathway. Listening to the wind in the trees, tuning in to birds singing, watching the waves in the sea. [...]

24 09, 2020

National Famine Way stretches from Roscommon to Dublin

By |2021-05-13T12:42:53+00:00September 24th, 2020|News|2 Comments

A new National Famine Way - through Roscommon, Longford, Westmeath, Meath, Kildare, Fingal and Dublin - has been launched. The 165km National Famine Way follows in the footsteps of 1,490 people from Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, who walked from Strokestown to Dublin and were then transported to Liverpool.  This happened in May 1847, the [...]

15 09, 2020

Step it out on National Walking Day, September 27

By |2021-05-13T12:43:24+00:00September 15th, 2020|Ireland, News|Comments Off on Step it out on National Walking Day, September 27

Get Ireland Walking is calling on people across the country to join its National Walking Day 2020 on 27 September. This is your chance to celebrate walking as part of European Week of Sport. Sport Ireland’s ongoing Covid19 research has shown that an additional 500,000 people were out walking during the crisis. Additional research [...]

9 09, 2020

Greenways – discover these walking gems

By |2021-05-13T12:43:54+00:00September 9th, 2020|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Ireland's Ancient East, News, Wild Atlantic Way|Comments Off on Greenways – discover these walking gems

Ireland's greenways were a haven of sanity for many in the past year. The Covid-19 lockdown had many people discovering hiking and walking trails in their locality. Of course, we’re not the only ones to love our countryside. In 2018, three million tourists to Ireland engaged in hiking/cross country walking and cycling. [...]

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