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    Corkagh Park

    Corkagh Park, near Clondalkin is another great park to visit in Dublin with a wide range of facilities. Along with the great open green areas and woodlands, the park has a free pet farm, playground, fairy wood, rose garden and a nice pond and fishing facilities. The main car park is just off the Kingswood exit on the N7 and parking is free. The small coffee shop is located near the fishing facilities near the pond. Check out some photos of the park below from a sunny March day. https://www.google.ie/maps/place/53%C2%B018’19.1%22N+6%C2%B024’46.3%22W/@53.3052942,-6.4150587,437m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d53.305291!4d-6.41287?hl=en

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    Marlay Park

    Marlay Park is a 121 hectares (300 acres) suburban public park located in Rathfarnham in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland. Lying about nine kilometers (5.5 miles) from Dublin city center, the parkland comprises woodlands, ponds and walks. Marlay Park is the official starting point of the 132 km Wicklow Way a long-distance walking trail, that begins at the car park adjacent to Marlay House. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlay_Park). Along with the great walks, there are plenty of facilities and activities in the park such as: Car parks Marlay House Marlay Park Playground Marlay Park Dog Park Food market every Saturday and Sunday morning near Marlay House Park Run every Saturday (https://www.parkrun.ie/marlay) Two Coffee Shops – http://brambles.ie/location/marlay-park-bolands-cafe/ & https://www.facebook.com/wicklowwaycafe/ Marlay…

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    The Phoenix Park

    The Phoenix Park is an urban park in Dublin, Ireland, lying 2–4 km west of the city centre, north of the River Liffey. Its 11 km perimeter wall encloses 707 hectares (1,750 acres)it is also one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Park). The park provides the public with a variety of walks and loops around this amazing green area. The park is home to a herd of wild fallow deer which can often be seen, especially near the Papal Cross (which was erected in 1979 for the visit of Pope John Paul II). Along with the availability of a large green area to walk, run…

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    Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail

    Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail is a 60 km national way-marked walk which begins in the village of Balla in east Mayo and ends at the village of Murrisk at the foot of Croagh Patrick on the shores of Clew Bay. http://www.clogherheritage.com/cpht_dev/ If you are looking for a good opportunity to do this trail, the 9th Annual Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival on Weekend March 10th, 11th & 12th 2017. All funds raised will go towards Mayo Roscommon Hospice. Register online at: https://www.iregister.ie/…/e…/croagh-patrick-heritage-trail/

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    Great Western Greenway (Westport to Achill)

    This 42km Greenway from Westport to Achill (through Newport and Mulranny) offers a fantastic way to enjoy the Mayo countryside. This walk or cycle gives you the chance to enjoy amazing views of Clew Bay and the track is very well maintained (http://www.greenway.ie/index.html). While we concentrate on walking and hiking at takeahike.ie, cycling is also highly recommended and bikes can be rented from a number of companies such as Clew Bay Bike Hire. The great thing is if you are based in Westport, they will shuttlebus you to Achill and you can cycle from Achill back to Westport (http://www.clewbaybikehire.ie/bikes/bike-packages/).

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    Grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham

    Across the road from Kilmainham Gaol, the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham is a great spot to go for a stroll. Along with a big open green and gardens, the Irish Museum of Modern Art is also located here and is the home of the national collection of modern and contemporary art. You can enter at the gate in Kilmainham (near the Gaol) or on Military road. The area is served well by Dublin Bus and the Red Luas line. From http://www.imma.ie/en/nav_15.htm The Irish Museum of Modern Art is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the finest 17th-century building in Ireland. The Royal Hospital was founded in 1684 by James Butler, Duke…

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    Three Rock

    Located in the Ticknock area, Three Rock mountain provides give you a great view of Dublin, Bray and the Sugar Loaf. It is 444 meters (1,457 feet) high. There are plenty of trails around this area. Below shows the location of a carpark near the mountain and some photos to enjoy. There are also a number of telecoms structures on the summit as can be seen from the photos. Coillte have a lot of information on walks in this area, check them out here: http://www.coillteoutdoors.ie/index.php?id=173&trail=272&no_cache=1

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    Beachwalk: Bertra Beach – Mayo

    Bertra Beach is a wide strand located about 12km (20 minutes drive) from Westport in County Mayo. The beach gives you a great view of Clew Bay, it’s ilands and drumlins. There is a carpark at Bertra Beach, location shown below. As with many beaches in Ireland, even if the weather doesn’t suit for a dip into Clew Bay, you can also enjoy this lovely walk. For more information on this beach, check out http://www.destinationwestport.com/places-to-visit/natural-beauty/beaches-ireland-mayo/

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    Croagh Patrick

    For anyone who enjoys hikes in Ireland, Croagh Patrick is a must-do. Famous for the pilgrimage walk that takes place on Reek Sunday every year, which is the last Sunday in July.  This attracts tens of thousands every year and many do the hike in their bare feet (although this is not advised, it can be challenging at times with a lot of loose rock and ground).The mountain is 764 meters (2,507 ft) high and on a clear day, you have a fantastic view of Clew Bay. There is a small chapel at the summit of the mountain. For an average person, it would take about 2 hours to climb and a bit less…