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(...)

Irish mountaineer Clare Sheridan on Red Rocks, Nevada. Photograph: Peter Irwin

“Girls don’t climb.” Almost four decades ago, Clare Sheridan heard in this comment an invitation she couldn’t refuse. Perhaps the seasoned mountaineer(...)

Galway Mountain Rescue Team call on Government for review of tax issue.

A mountain rescue group has called on the Government to review a tax issue that it says is putting financial pressure on voluntary organisations.The (...)

Flagstones as part of Slieve League cliff path restoration work. Photograph: Mountaineering Ireland

Mountaineering Ireland has called on Donegal County Council to halt remedial work at Slieve League, regarded as one of Europe’s finest marine cliff ri(...)

Colm Ennis and Peter Britton

Tributes have been paid to the two Irish mountaineers who died on a peak in the Mont Blanc massif range at the weekend.The men, Peter Britton (55) fr(...)

Pilgrims are seen climbing Croagh Patrick. Photograph: The Irish Times

Mayo Mountain Rescue has issued a safety warning to the estimated 30,000 pilgrims who are expected to climb Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo today as part of(...)

 Lissadell House in Sligo, owned by Constance Cassidy and Eddie Walsh. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to re-open Sligo’s Lissadell House and Gardens to the public on Friday, five years after it closed due to a legal dispute over(...)

Lucy Mitchell competing at the ODON Irish Lead Climbing Championship at Awesome Walls, Dublin on her way to becoming Senior Female Champion.  Photograph: John Banyard

Up until about a handful of years ago, says Damien O’Sullivan, you might have got 50 or 60 people out climbing in Dublin on a weekend day, and perh(...)

Ben Bulben, Co Sligo, is at the centre of a row about access. Photograph: Brian Lynch

Ben Bulben, the mountain immortalised by WB Yeats, is at the centre of yet another row about access. Sligo County Council has been asked to declare th(...)

Protestors outside the Dail campaigning against the sale of Coillte harvesting rights. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As the Cabinet moves closer to a decision on the sale of Coillte’s harvesting rights,(...)

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