Category archives: Ireland

Powerscourt Waterfall

Powerscourt Waterfall
Powerscourt Waterfall is part of the Powerscourt Estate and is located 6km from Powerscourt House. The waterfall stands at 121m (397ft) tall and forms part of the River Dargle. The closest town to the waterfall is Enniskerry which is 5km away. A lot of sources (visitwicklow.ie, discoverireland.ie and powerscourt.com among...

Wicklow’s Bray Head Cliff Walk

Wicklow’s Bray Head Cliff Walk
The Bray Head Cliff Walk is a wonderful trail. The walk is easily accessible with numerous public transport options available to get to Bray. The route starts from right in the town which means you have loads of great options available for both pre and post walk food and drinks....

9 of the Best Dublin Walks

9 of the Best Dublin Walks
What are the best Dublin walks? It’s such a hard question that I don’t think any two people would give you the same answer. A lot of people have an opinion on it though. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of 9 of the best Dublin walks on...

The Great South Wall Walk

The Great South Wall Walk
The Great South Wall Walk is a wonderful way to get up close to some of Dublin’s most iconic landmarks. The route goes past the Poolbeg Chimneys and then out as far as the Poolbeg Lighthouse. There are a number of ways to complete this walk. This article describes a...

Hiking Lough Ouler

Hiking Lough Ouler
Fresh from a battering by rough weather conditions on my recent climb up Slieve Gullion in County Armagh, I decided to disprove the theory that things can only get better. Hiking Lough Ouler had the same battering gales plus the added nuisance of a couple of heavy hailstone showers. To...

Hiking Slieve Gullion

Hiking Slieve Gullion
Another month, another county top. This time, Slieve Gullion, the highest point in County Armagh. The weather made this a tough trek. As such, I was glad I had some company for hiking Slieve Gullion. Luckily for me, my company was a native Armagh man, so it was also great...

The Seven Wonders of Fore

The Seven Wonders of Fore
Growing up in Westmeath, I have known about the seven wonders of Fore since my school days. I have to admit (rather embarrassingly) that up until very recently I had never actually visited Fore and witnessed the wonders for myself. A few weeks ago I righted that wrong and enjoyed...

Mount Leinster Loop Walk

Mount Leinster Loop Walk
Mount Leinster is on the border between counties Carlow and Wexford. Standing at 795m, Mount Leinster is the highest peak in both. The most common way to reach the summit is along the well maintained access road from the car park located at the Nine Stones. In my view however,...

Devil’s Glen Walks

Devil’s Glen Walks
The Devil’s Glen Walks are located about 10 minutes drive from the village of Ashford. Ashford sits just off the M11 and as such makes it easily accessible from Dublin. Devil’s Glen offers two trails for walkers; the 5km Waterfall Walk and the 4km Seamus Heaney Walk. Both routes meet...