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. … Continue reading The Phoenix Park

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 … Continue reading Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail

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 … Continue reading Great Western Greenway (Westport to Achill)

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. … Continue reading Grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham

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 … Continue reading Three Rock

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 … Continue reading Beachwalk: Bertra Beach – Mayo

Mangerton Mountain & Devil’s Punch Bowl

Mangerton Mountain & the Devil’s Punch Bowl are located in the Killarney National Park and offers some amazing views of the area. Hope you enjoy the photos below. The start of the hike is about a 15 minutes drive outside Killarney town.The start of the hike is at 52.006729, -9.480471 as shown below. This is a bit challenging so be prepared! For a good idea of … Continue reading Mangerton Mountain & Devil’s Punch Bowl

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/ Continue reading Walking In Killarney National Park & Muckross