Owenduff Bog, Co. Mayo

Beneath the Nephin Beg mountains lies the huge Owenduff / Nephin bog complex. Comprising some 26,000 ha of mostly wet Atlantic blanket bog, this is an outstanding area of national and European importance and a great place for hiking. The low-lying area to the west of...

A Tourism Without Visiting ?

Okay, so the headline isn’t altogether precise. What I really mean is, should we not be moving to a type of tourism, in which the visitor doesn’t necessarily get to actually visit everything he or she has come for ? By that, I mean not get to walk on or in...

Geocaching and the Kelly Kettle

I was up geocaching around the Altaconey River in the Nephin Begs last Sunday with my Kelly’s Kettle, having just located a pretty easy cache nearby. Feeding small twigs into the kettle, I began to wonder what Leave No Trace’s (LNT) opinion might be of...