• 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…

  • Buggy Friendly

    The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland

    The National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin is a brilliant place to visit. It is free to enter the gardens and is a great place to go for a walk. The gardens were founded in 1795 by the Dublin Society (later the Royal Dublin Society) and are today in State ownership through the Office of Public Works. They hold 20,000 living plants and many millions of dried plant specimens. There are several architecturally notable greenhouses (from wiki). The gardens have a cafe and restaurant on site and plenty to see. Here are some photos from a recent trip. By the way, it is right next to the Glasnevin Cemetery so you could always…

  • 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

    Merrion Square

    Merrion Square is a great green space in the centre of the city. The Georgian square is surrounded on three sides by Georgian redbrick houses along with the Natural History Museum and the National Gallery of Ireland (both are free to enter). It contains the National Memorial to members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State. There are also some sculptures such as the Joker’s Chair in memory Dermot Morgan. There is also a playground in the square and every Sunday the Open-Air Art Gallery is held on the external railings of the square (www.merrionart.com). Some photos below. Check it out for yourself some day.

  • Buggy Friendly

    River Dodder Walk: Morton’s to Knocklyon

    The river Dodder is 26km long and passes Dublin suburbs of Tallaght and then Firhouse, travels through Rathfarnham, Templeogue, Rathgar, Milltown, Clonskeagh, Donnybrook, and Ballsbridge, and enters the Liffey near Ringsend, along with the Grand Canal, at Grand Canal Dock. As it goes through these area, there are a range of walkways and green areas to enjoy. This post focuses on a short but very enjoyable 2km walk from Mortons in Firhouse to Knocklyon. The track is in good condition and is suitable for buggies. To the west of this section, the walkway also feeds into the River Dodder Linear Park. While already an enjoyable place to walk through, this area has huge potential and many groups like Dodder Action and Knocklyon Network are pushing…

  • Buggy Friendly

    Walking In Killarney National Park & Muckross

    A great place to go for a walk in Killarney is the National Park and the grounds of Muckross House. Great walking tracks suitable for all kinds of walkers & buggies. Below are some photos, the location of a carpark and the link to the park’s website. Handy car park at these co-ordinates: 52.033254, -9.490905 More info at http://www.killarneynationalpark.ie/

  • Uncategorized

    1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

    Daily tours run from the 1st of March 2013 until the 31st of October 2013.  The tours take approximately two hours. Tour Times: Mondays to Saturday (inclusive) 11.30am Sundays at 1pm Price: €12 per person Telephone : +353 868 583 847. Email : lorcan@1916rising.com For more information visit http://www.1916rising.com