Beachwalk : Inchydoney Beach, Clonakilty, Cork

Inchydoney Beach is a beautiful blue flag beach just 10 minutes from Clonakilty Town in Cork. Inchydoney itself is a small island, long connected to the mainland by two causeways. This is a lovely beach to take a short walk on, anytime of the year. As the beach is quite sandy, it would not be very buggy friendly for a walk. The Inchydoney Island Lodge & … Continue reading Beachwalk : Inchydoney Beach, Clonakilty, Cork

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 … Continue reading Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival

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 … Continue reading Connemara National Park – Diamond Hill Walks

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)

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

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 … Continue reading Croagh Patrick

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