August Walking Weekend 2012

A favourite walking weekend of my own is my Western Ocean Walking Weekend that takes place up around Belmullet and the Mullet peninsula over the August bank holiday weekend. Northwest Mayo boasts fantastic cliff-top trails, low lying hills and offshore islands. There...

White Tailed Eagle Weekend

On Friday last, I tweeted the following : “Not 1 but 2 WT Eagles above me in Killarney NP ! I will die happy.” I was out walking around the lakes in Kerry, under the cover of mostly oak trees. When I emerged from beneath early summer’s developing...
Ringfort in Mayo – Lios na Gaoithe

Ringfort in Mayo – Lios na Gaoithe

Hidden in the middle of one of her countless conifer plantations lies one of the true jewels of the county, a ringfort in Mayo. Lios na Gaoithe (The Fort of the Wind) is a large ringfort constructed sometime from the late Iron Age to the Early Medieval period....