• Tipperary

    Tipperary Trails

    Tipperary County Council kindly shared this great brochure of Tipperary Trails. A copy of the brochure can be found here. Some great ones to get you out and about. I will do more detailed individual posts on some of the trails in the future but for now, I hope ye enjoy this.

  • Mayo

    Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival 2019

    Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival takes place this year from 8th-10th March 2019. The entry is €20 a day or €50 over the 3 days. It is a great opportunity to see the amazing scenery of Mayo. Walks start each day at 8:30am sharp. Starting points are: 8th March – Corleys Pub Ballintubber 9th March – Aughagower Village 10th March – Murrish Carpark (Base of Croagh Patrick) Full details below and find out more at http://www.croaghpatrickheritagetrail.com or email info@croaghpatrickheritagetrail.com Also take a look at our post on Croagh Patrick itself here. See below exciting footage from last year’s Heritage Trail.   Route & Distance: Friday 8th March – Balla to Ballintubber (18km) 8.30am Sharp…

  • Laois

    Laois Walks Festival (Guest Post)

    Guest post by Peter Maher. Thanks, Peter. Laois walks festival commenced on Sunday the 1st of July with a walk around the picturesque Derryounce Lakes and bogland in Portarlington. Now in its 17th year, the festival offers the opportunity for walkers to experience all that Laois has to offer with 27 guided walks throughout the county with varying difficulty during the month of July. The festival offers walks that are designed to encourage you to get out and explore the countryside and the Slieve Bloom Mountains. The scenic walks are varied; through woodland, over pastoral lands and along country laneways. For those who are interested in completing a pilgrim passport…

  • Mayo

    Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival

    Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival takes place this year from 9th-11th March. The entry is €20 a day or €50 over the 3 days. It is a great opportunity to see the amazing scenery of Mayo. Walks start each day at 8:30am sharp. Starting points are: 9th March – Corleys Pub Ballintubber 10th March – Aughagower Village 11th March – Murrish Carpark (Base of Croagh Patrick) Full details below and find out more at http://www.croaghpatrickheritagetrail.com or email info@croaghpatrickheritagetrail.com Also take a look at our post on Croagh Patrick itself here.

  • Buggy Friendly,  Galway

    Connemara National Park – Diamond Hill Walks

    The Connemara National Park is 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. It has a visitor’s centre located in Letterfrack and from this center you can easily do a number of walking trails of Diamond Hill. This allows you to enjoy the scenery of part of this fantastic national park. Not all the trails are buggy-friendly so ask at the centre. Along with the Diamond Hill trails, the visitor’s centre also has a children’s playground, picnic areas and a tea room. It is also only about 10 minutes drive from Kylemore Abbey, another fantastic place to visit. For more information, see http://www.connemaranationalpark.ie The carpark to the visitor’s centre is…

  • Buggy Friendly,  Ireland's Ancient East,  Waterford

    Waterford Greenway

    The Waterford Greenway (or Déise Greenway) opened in March of 2017 and offers 46km of off-road cycling and walking trails from Waterford City to Dungarvan. While we concentrate on walking and hiking at takeahike.ie, cycling the greenway is highly recommended and bikes can be rented from a number of companies such as: Greenway Waterford Bike Hire The Greenway Man Waterford Greenway Bike Hire The map and images below are taken from waterfordcouncil.ie (WaterfordGreenway2017Map) From the Waterford City side of the Greenway, the start is shown below.

  • Buggy Friendly

    Bushy Park, Dublin

    Bushy Park is a large park in Terenure, Dublin that stretches to the borders of Rathfarnham and Templeogue. The wooded area to the south of the park is particularly beautiful with the River Dodder running alongside it. The park is a great place to take a walk and has a children’s playground and a duck pond.