Yeti vs Hydro Flask

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It is amazing that two bottle brands, Hydro Flask and Yeti, can spark such a debate. You only need one of these bottles to make your lifelong companions. If you’re an avid hiker who wants to stay hydrated, one may be more important than the other. Why use a Reusable Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle? Reusable water bottles … Read more

How to Choose the Best Camino de Santiago Route for You

Deciding to embark the Way of St. James is only the beginning of your journey. You still have to plan which way you’ll go, and there are literally dozens of Camino de Santiago routes from all over Europe. Each route offers a unique experience for pilgrims as they make their sacred sojourn to Santiago de … Read more

The Most Popular Long Distance Walking Routes in Ireland

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Mild weather, friendly locals and stunning scenery make Ireland the perfect place for a long hike. With a fabulous network of National Trails, covering a variety of distances and spread across the whole island, there’s no better way to get to know this charming country than by heading out on your own two feet. But … Read more

Best Beaches Near Dublin

  Killiney Beach Dublin Killiney beach is a great place for a walk and easy to get to.  To get there by car head south on the N11 until the first roundabout, take the first left and follow the signs.  From the centre of Dublin it takes about 30/40 minutes. There is a free car … Read more

When To Go Hill Walking in Ireland

Thankfully the climate in Ireland is not harsh, it rarely gets very hot or very cold. However the wind chill factor has to be considered when walking during the winter months. A lot of the hills are bare peat tops and the wind whips over them causing a chill to set in very quickly any … Read more

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Dublin has been my adopted home for many years, Dublin and Ireland have been kind to me. When I first came here I would hear natives complaining about how rough the city centre could be on a Friday and Saturday night. However, I am originally from Glasgow and Dublin has nearly always felt safe to … Read more

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Wicklow Way

The Wicklow Way, Ireland premier long distance walking route begins in Marlay Park. It was Irelands first long distance way marked trail. It is still the most popular even though there are many more way-marked trails now in Ireland. The route is 132km long, from the start at Marlay Park in the south Dublin suburbs … Read more

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I have spent many great days out at Glendalough and walking in the surrounding hills. Glendalough is about one hour by bus or car from Dublin. There are a couple of different routes to get here – see the Glendalough tours page for directions. Glendalough has become famous in part to St Kevin, however it … Read more

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Walking in Ireland

Ireland offers a great variety for the hill walker, cyclist, and tourist. There are long and short coastal trails, peaceful mountain routes, and many walks laid out around busy cities to take you past all the must see sites. Hill walking in Ireland can be done all year round given our mild climate – it … Read more

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A Wet Long Weekend in Connemara

We both need a good long holiday.  We haven’t really taken the time for one this year and one of the consequences is that we are getting a bit tired a lot of the time.  So my bright idea last week was to get away for the long weekend to Connemara. We have been to … Read more