The summit of Carrauntoohil. In 2018, 140,000 recreation seekers entered on to the area from the four main access points, causing greater wear and tear on the mountains and increased dangers

Over three decades ago I ascended Carrauntoohil for the first time. Parking at the traditional start point in Cronin’s Yard, which could then accommod(...)

The long-promised insurance scheme  could open up greater access to uplands for walkers. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Incoming Minister for Gaeltacht and Islands Sean Kyne has forecast a long-promised insurance scheme, which could open up greater access to uplands for(...)

New signage at Luggala. Boleyhorrigan Bridge, overlooking Lough Tay with Luggala Mountain on the right. Photograph: The Irish Times

The trust which owns the large Luggala Estate in Co Wicklow has insisted there is no change regarding public access to certain areas within its ground(...)

The sudden appearance of signs threatening to prosecute hikers at Luggala, Co Wicklow, is most unwelcome. Photograph: Mountaineering Ireland

The sudden appearance of signs threatening to prosecute hikers at Luggala, Co Wicklow, is most unwelcome. It is also a poor tribute to the memory of t(...)

Looking over Lough Tay, with Luggala Mountain on the right. It has been noted that  'private property' signs have been appearing around the Co Wicklow estate in recent weeks. Photograph: Mountaineering Ireland

Mountaineering Ireland has appealed to Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan to acquire the uplands surrounding Luggala estate in Co Wicklow for the pu(...)

Hikers along the Sheep’s Head penninsula in West Cork. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Even by Irish standards, Cuilcagh is not an eminent mountain. Ranked just 165 in stature among Irish mountains, it offers, nevertheless, a memorable p(...)

If you have not been up a mountain previously, Carrauntoohil may not be the recommended starting point. Photograph: Getty Images

When Killarney gardaí alerted Kerry Mountain Rescue to an incident on Carrauntoohil last weekend, it seemed like another “dinner in the oven” evening (...)

 People climbing Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo: “Visitor management” and the impact on the mountain is key to its future sustainability and conservation works.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Mayo Mountain Rescue (MMR) have had its busiest first six months of a year since its foundation 25 years ago due to an increase in the number of casu(...)

Eyes on nature: the pink stuff, presumably regurgitated by a bird, that dropped from Vincent Devlin’s window

I found some pink stuff on the floor that had dropped from my open Velux window. It looks like something that was regurgitated by a bird or animal. It(...)

Some of the cars that were broken into at a car park in Co Wicklow . Photograph: Helen Lawless

A Canadian woman who is due to get married in Ireland this summer has appealed for the return of a passport and birthcert stolen when a number of cars(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Next
  • Last »