The glistening white sands of Trá Geal on Inishbofin  could be straight out of a Greek islands holiday brochure
Go walk: Inishbofin

Getting to Inishbofin: The island lies off the Connemara coast. Ferries (€20 return) operate three times daily during pe(...)

Walk this way: allow for walking progress of about 20km per day

1. Just do it: no more dithering You’ve been thinking about it for yonks, telling friends you’re deffo going to do it. . . one day. “Just can’t see(...)

Sites to see along the St Patrick’s Camino

Two businessmen from both sides of the border have launched a new walking trail – the St Patrick’s Camino – in time for St Patrick’s Day. The self-gui(...)

Wintery showers had brushed the mountains around Clew Bay with their first real winter snow and lonely Birreencorragh had collected the most of it

Go Walk: Birreencorragh, Nephin Beg Range, Co Mayo Start/finish: Forestry entrance gate, 1km northeast of Cloonda(...)

Michael and Mae Lambert were married for more than six decades. Photograph: Edward Lambert

Ireland’s oldest man, Michael Lambert from Co Roscommon, has died aged 107.Lambert, who was born on October 5th, 1907, in Clooneygrasson, Castlerea, (...)

 A hiker on summit of Slieve Carr, in the Nephin Beg Mountains
Ten great walking weekends

Tóchar Phádraig, Co Mayo The walk from Ballintubber Abbey to Croagh Patrick is possibly the most alluring in Ireland, a 35km pilgrimage route th(...)

Walk in a winter wonderland
  • Travel
  • December 20, 2014, 06:00

Tis the season when even the sun empathises with the national mood and becomes a tardy riser. It is also the time when many of us fantasise about c(...)

Snowy conditions  in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Summer is for the outdoors. Then, as the sun becomes a late riser, most of us sadly retreat fireside. Sure you’d be crazy to go rambling with all t(...)

Snow falls on Homeless Jesus in Toronto. Photograph: Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Somebody called the cops on Jesus in Davidson, North Carolina, where one resident reported “him” to the police, mistaking the life-size bronze by C(...)

Knowledge of mountain navigation required: Corraun Peninsula, Co Mayo
Go Walk: Corraun Peninsula, Co Mayo
  • Travel
  • November 22, 2014, 13:00

Corraun Peninsula, Co Mayo Map: OS Discovery Series Sheet No 30 Start/Finish: Belfarsad Bridge, Corraun (we(...)