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Ireland’s Iconic Mountains and Walks – The Coomloughra Horseshoe

The Coomloughra Horseshoe The Coomloughra Horseshoe, located in the McGillycuddy Reeks is one of Ireland’s classic ridge walks. It has all that hill walking can offer – magnificent views of mountains, lakes and ocean and challenging terrain with a small bit of scrambling and exposure. Perhaps most importantly it gives the opportunity to climb three […]

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The Macgillycuddys Reeks

High Peaks Challenge

Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge is an exhilarating and unique one day event in which participants will self-navigate their way along a pre-planned route across the highest mountain range in Ireland – The majestic MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.  During this memorable day, participants will trek over 25km of wild and rugged mountain terrain ticking off many of […]

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Great Wild Atlantic Way Marathon

Great Wild Atlantic Way Marathon

Saturday August 12th 2017 Great Wild Atlantic Marathon Walk. Courtmacsherry RNLI in co-operation with Barryroe GAA, are organising the inaugural Great Wild Atlantic Marathon Walk. The walk will follow the beautiful coastline from Courtmacsherry Bay to Inchydoney Bay in West Cork on Saturday. The walk forms part of under the “Respect the Water” partnership and takes place on Saturday […]

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Pilgrim Paths Heritage Week

On behalf of the Pilgrim Paths Committee, I would like to invite the Cork Backpackers Club to join us on our special Heritage Week celebration of the Irish Pilgrim Paths. While these captivating medieval paths are open all year, for Heritage Week they will be even more accessible as we will be providing knowledgeable local […]

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Lorraine Galvin RIP

Next Sunday’s Walk to Hungry Hill is dedicated to the memory of our much loved former member Lorraine Galvin. Hungry Hill was Lorraine’s favourite walk.  Friends of Lorraine are welcome to join us on the walk and should sign up online. Lorraine the Hillwalker Lorraine joined the club in 2008 and her first hillwalk was to Gleninchaquin on […]

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Clare Walks Walking Weekend

Clare Walks – Please find attached details on our upcoming Clare Walks Walking Weekend on 20th & 21st May 2017 with 6 guided walks along the stunning East Clare Way & Mid Clare Way walking trails. Graded walks on both days to suit all levels of fitness. Adults – €10 / Children (under 12) – […]

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Four Peaks Challenge 2017 – Carrauntoohil

Carrauntoohil – Sunday, July 2nd. Complete the Four Peaks Challenge 2017 – Carrauntoohil by climbing first of the highest peak in each of the four provinces in 2017.  Each member who succeeds in climbing all four mountains will receive The Four Peaks 2017 Challenge Award. The second of the Four Peaks 2017 Challenge is Carrauntoohil at 1,038 […]

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Mweelrea Challenge 2017

Four Peaks Challenge 2017 – Mweelrea The first of the Four Peaks 2017 Challenge is Mweelrea (814 metres), Connaught’s highest mountain.  This will take place during the Easter Weekend in Westport (April 14th to April 18th). Each participant who successfully reaches the summit will receive the “I Climbed Mweelrea Certificate”. Complete the Four Peaks 2017 Challenge […]

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Knockroe Mountain in the Blackstairs

Blackstairs Environmental Workshop

Blackstairs Mountains Saturday 4th March Environmental Workshop We still have spaces on Mountaineering Ireland’s Environmental Workshop taking place on Saturday 4th March in the Blackstairs. The overall aim of the day is to brief participants on Mountaineering Ireland’s current work on access and conservation matters. We will undertake a short hillwalk in the Blackstairs Mountains. It […]

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Tom Crean Endurance Walk – June 18th

The 5th Tom Crean Endurance Walk will take place on Saturday the 17th of June 2017. This walk is for the over 18 only and at 19 miles it is not for the fainthearted but, it must be completed in under 10 hours to receive your Tom Crean Medal. This is not a guided walk […]

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