The latest Ireland Way guidebook has all the accommodation, accurate distances, elevation graphs, maps and directions you will need for your journey? We look forward to following along those who will be hiking the trail in 2019! www.theirelandway.ie/shop
On October 10th 2018 Michael Quinn completed his epic 1,000km journey on the Ireland Way trail. Shortly after, he reached his fundraiser target of €10,000 for the charity Jigsaw. Michael is publishing videos with wonderful footage and interviews from this trail over the coming months so keep an eye out for them! Below is a video clip from the final moments of his journey! Congratulations Michael and we look forward to watching the videos of your journey!
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On the 20th August Michael will take on his greatest challenge by hiking the 1,000km Ireland Way. He is taking on this challenge as part of Lidl's pledge to raise €1,000,000 for its charity partner Jigsaw. Follow his journey on the Ireland Way group page or at one of the links above. We wish Michael all the best on his journey!
After a leg injury and a few weeks rest, Dermot Breen is back on the Ireland Way. Follow his amazing journey on Facebook! Here are some photos of his journey so far!
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A massive well done to Stephen Bell aka Wildfoot_ who yesterday completed the 1,000km Ireland Way trail in 22 days....barefoot!! Here are some photos of his incredible journey. You can check out his journey here: https://www.instagram.com/wildfoot_/
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Long distance walker and writer, Dermot Breen (aka ‘The Man with the Camino Tattoo’), is about to embark on his third 1,000 kilometre trek in memory of his late wife, Jacqui, and to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. This time he is tackling the rugged Ireland Way, which stretches from Castletownbere on the Beara Peninsula in Co Cork to Ballycastle on the North Antrim coast, a journey that will take him five to six weeks to complete.
In 2015, Dermot walked the entire Ulster Way around Northern Ireland and in 2016 he walked the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain. In 2017, he took a break from long distance walking to concentrate on writing and has since had two books published charting his physical and emotional journeys since he lost his beloved wife of 28 years to ovarian cancer in January 2015. He sets off on the Ireland Way on 20 June.
Watch out for construction work on Slí Gaeltach Mhuscraí in the mountain toward Gougane Barra. This is usually a lovely section with firm ground but currently is best avoided until the works have been completed.
Worn out, battered, hungry and cold but euphoric, after running over 1000 kilometres of woodland, farmland, bog land and fourteen mountain ranges along The Ireland Way, was Dubliner Don Hannon who reached his final destination on the Beara Peninsula yesterday evening, Sunday 15th April. He was justly awarded with a Garda Escort into the Town Square in Castletownbere and a large gathering of supporters.
The 45-year-old, who lives in Sandyford in Dublin, undertook this arduous journey to raise organ donor awareness and this challenge was less than two years after he
Don Hannon will run the Ireland Way starting 31st March 2018 to raise awareness of the need for Organ Donation. Don saved his sister's life in July 2016 by giving her half of his liver. He now wants to highlight of the importance of having a Donor Card and his goal is to encourage one thousand people to get a Donor Card! You can follow Don's journey here:
The Ireland Way is delighted to be featured in the winter edition of Native Woodland Trust magazine and the December issue of Think Business magazine.