St Kevins Way in Wicklow

St Kevins Way in Wicklow

St Kevins Way in Wicklow was the target as I left Mayo in the dead of night recently. A supposed pilgrim’s path, St Kevins Way travels some 25 km from Hollywood in the east of the county, over the Wicklow Gap and down into Glendalough, the great monastic city of...

Welcome to 2012

December saw me take on three good hikes in the off-season. I had a specific reason for revisiting The Bangor Trail from the Bangor end on Dec 21st, the shortest day of the year. While on ‘The Walk of Hope’ with the fabulous people of Foxford Ramblers...

Wicklow – The Garden of Ireland

Wicklow – On Monday of this week, I was lucky enough to find myself in the Garden of Ireland, making a rare trip across the country to the county of mountains and forests. Over the Wicklow Gap I went, down through Laragh, with its wonderful broadleaf and...

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Increasing reports of the wonderful Great Spotted Woodpecker’s return to Ireland are a delight to all nature lovers. In the last week alone, there have been sightings in Counties Wicklow (8), Dublin (2) and Down (1). Even last summer, there was a reported...