This week on Monday 7th November two hikers from California began their journey on the Ireland Way. They have traversed the Caha mountians and today will cross over the Sheehy Mountains into Gougane Barra. You can follow their journey on Facebook or Instagram! (All photos taken by Kevin & Lorna)
Corinne (second from the left) has come all the way from the States to walk this challenging trail. On Saturday 14th of May a group of five set off from Castletownbere, hiking through the Caha Mountains. It was an amazing day with amazing weather. Corinne is documenting her journey every day via her blog (although it is a little behind at the moment!). Follow her on her adventure as she explores the Irish countryside or if you are feeling adventurous yourself, join her for a day or two of walking!
Today she is resting her tired feet in Ballyvourney, and tomorrow (Saturday 21st May) she will walk to Newmarket with an Irish walker named Kathleen.
Email email@example.com if you would like to walk with Corinne or join her for dinner as she is passing through your town! Her itinerary will be kept as up to date as possible so you can check where she will be and when!
Corinne has come all the way from the States to walk the Ireland Way. She has her own blog where she is documenting her time in Ireland. From Saturday 24th you can follow her on her Ireland Way journey with her tent and stuffed animal sloth named Maurice!
The first group to walk the Ireland way will start their journey on Saturday 14th May! The group now consists of four people, plus a couple of others who will join for a section of the trail.
Cyclists are also most welcome to start in Castletownbere on the same day as the walkers, or to meet us at towns along the trail! To cycle the trail will take about two weeks!
Spring is here, the daffodils are out and many tourists in Ireland will be resting after the busy St. Patrick's Day celebrations yesterday!
Following growing interest in The Ireland Way there will now be a Walking Challenge/Fundraiser with a provisional starting date of Saturday 14th May 2016. It will take roughly six weeks to complete the 840km journey.
So far, there are three of us; one coming all the way from the States, one from Austria and myself! Anyone wanting to join for all or part of the hike is welcome, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I am delighted to announce that after 1.5 years of research and writing, The Ireland Way guidebook is just a couple of months away from completion. The month of April will be for proof-reading and double-checking everything and May hopefully it will go to print!
The Arcadia is an iconic building in Portrush, County Antrim (Section 20 of The Ireland Way). Built in the 1920's it was originally a café but from 1953 became an entertainment venue with a popular ballroom. Now it is a café again so you can go inside and have a look and enjoy a coffee or breakfast before you set off for the day!
Today www.theirelandway.ie has turned from a blog into an official website for The Ireland Way hiking trail! I have been looking forward to this moment for months!
I am grateful for the support I have received on Instagram and Facebook whilst on my 840km journey through Ireland and especially my hiking buddies (Ali, Fiachra, Anna and Francesco) for keeping me company along the way!
What am I up to now? I am currently working on putting together a book of the maps for the trail for both walkers and cyclists to use. My cat is my buddy for this and she is regularly trying to squeeze herself between me and my laptop!
The first photo has a cairn in the background and over the steps was a field of cows. Luckily I noticed a bull in the field and was extra cautious, using the field beside it instead! You can never be too careful! Greenfield forest was very nice. It was rugged/overgrown and natural rather than pruned and well-maintained like some of the more popular forests.