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5 of the Best Hiking Routes in Ireland for Beginners

Looking to start hiking? These five Irish hiking routes are perfect for beginners and all levels of fitness.
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The Loneliest Place in Ireland: The Bangor Trail, Co Mayo

Lenny Antonelli takes a 10-hour hike along the Bangor Trail in Mayo and reveals in one of Ireland’s last true stretches of wilderness.
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The Ultimate Irish Adventure Bucket List

Ireland should be renamed the adventure capital of Europe. For such a tiny island, there are so many incredible outdoor activities on offer.

Hiking Lugnaquilla: Everything you Need to Know

Lug as it’s affectionately known is Wicklow’s highest mountain at 925m and is a tough but really rewarding climb. It’s a great tick off the bucket list of Ireland’s most iconic mountains but needs to be approached with some caution.

Weekend Breaks: Seaside Serenity in West Clare

Co Clare is a winner on all fronts – amazing views, great pubs, scrumptious seafood and so many fun activities to choose from – seriously what’s not to love?!

Hiking Carrauntoohil: Everything you Need to Know

Carrauntoohil is Ireland’s highest mountain at a height of 1039m. It’s a challenging climb, but it’s also truly magnificent. Here is everything you need to know before you set off.
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My Way: Paddling the Blackwater River

Paddling the Blackwater river offers everything from serene and tranquil river water to high-intensity white waters. The solitude and wonderful displays of wildlife make for a fantastic place to canoe.
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Hidden Hikes: Annagh Bay, Achill Island  

Home to Ireland's lowest corry and a magnificent hidden beach, hiking to Annagh Bay has to be one of Ireland's most rewarding routes. 

10 Awesome Irish Road Trips Everyone Should Do

The weekend is looming and if you’ve found yourself with nothing to do, grab a few friends and take to the open road for some incredible scenery, food/pints galore and a dip in the ocean.
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Hiking Croagh Patrick: Everything you Need to Know

Croagh Patrick is a peak steeped in history, religion and mythology. At 764m high and offering breathtaking views across Clew Bay it’s also a rite of passage for hiking enthusiasts.