Lough Avoher – What’s in a Name ?

To the south of Nephin Beg mountain and just east of The Bangor Trail (though barely visible from it and missed by many walkers, I would guess) lies the small Lough Avoher. You might think I should have added “and irrelevant” to my description. This is not a Lough...

Nephin : A Mountain and a Lost Ship

Steve came hillwalking last March and wrote the following article about the day, which he has kindly permitted me to reproduce here. We climbed Nephin – at 806 m, Connacht’s second highest mountain.   ” A Mountain and a Lost Ship Barry Murphy...

Hill Walking in Mayo

Mayo is a great destination for moderate level hill walking in Ireland. With mountains to no more than 820 m, many with fabulous sea views, this place gives the walker fantastic panorama views of the wild West of Ireland coastline and its vast internal blanket bogs....

Hillwalking – A Tale of Two Horseshoes

A hillwalking weekend in Mayo in September that involves two long days in the Nephin Beg mountain range of west Mayo. Hillwalking Event Dates : [events-schedule] Hillwalking Event Location : Newport, Co. Mayo Hillwalking Event Details : Two of Mayo’s finest...