Hiking in Ireland

by backpackingbongos

On Saturday we set off in the campervan for a two week trip to Ireland.  Completely new territory for me to explore with some fantastic looking mountains to get my boots muddy on.  A few days in the Wicklow mountains, where if the weather is good I plan to climb the munro Lugnaquilla as well as visit the tourist spot of Glendalough with its stunning scenery.  We will then head west to Connemara where there is an endless supply of really rough and wild mountains including the Twelve Pins.  Finally we will head through County Mayo to Achill Island which looks to be the highlight of the trip with loads of sandy beaches and Irelands highest sea cliffs at over 2000ft.

I may even indulge in a pint or two of Guiness and we will be going to see Lisa Hannigan in Galway city, she has got the voice and face of an angel!

The Twelve Pins


Croaghaun Mountain at 668m with its cliffs falling directly into the sea


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4 Comments to “Hiking in Ireland”

  1. Moan, kick things and you lucky ….. Have a fantastic holiday there and get some mountains in. Friends who have been all say it is amazing, and the sense of peace in the hills there is something they will never forget.

  2. Thanks Martin – excited to be going, have wanted to go for years now, the mountains looks stunning.

  3. Have a great time guys, look forward to photos.

  4. Enjoy your holidays, and bring back many tales and photographs!

    Ireland is beautiful, I really enjoyed the country as I was there in 2007, no real hiking though. And the Guiness is splendid!

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