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Maamturks Challenge Saturday, 16th April 2016
Thanks all for your patience and inquiries regarding the NUIG MC's Maamturks Challenge. The event will take place on Saturday, 16th April 2016.
Online registration for the event will open at 6 pm on Monday the 25th of January 2016. For online registration, you will need the same information as before and payment will be by credit card through the EventBrite System. The cost of entry is again 25 euro. The required fields from before were:
There will also be a disclaimer and acceptance of the Walk Rules for reading and agreeing to, which reads:
"I confirm that I am free of any illnesses or physical defects which would endanger my life during the walk or cause undue inconvenience to the walk organisers or to other walk participants. Given that I understand the strenuous nature of the Maamturks Challenge, I hereby undertake to accept full responsibility for any injury caused to me or to my property. I also confirm that I am competent at navigation to complete the Challenge"
If you have any trouble with registration, please do not hesitate to contact us
Leenane Mountain Walking Festival 2016
This May Bank Holiday will see Leenane Village,Co. Galway, hold it's 8th Mountain Walking Festival. The festival has been a great event throughout the years due to the fact that they have walks to suit all levels and they get special permission from the local land owners so that they can bring you on the mountains that you may not normally have access to. If fact some of the farmers join the walks as local guides and welcome walkers into their homes to enjoy homemade scones and refreshments
Each day there is a choice of at least 4 walks from Strenuous to low level or something a bit different with a geology or archeology fieldtrip. This years programme includes Mweelrea, the Sheefreys, Maamtrasna and also the Maunturks. All the walks are lead by qualified Mountain Leaders with transport and refreshments after each walk included. There is also free entertainment each evening and the weekend is finished off with a cracking nights dancing in the hotel.
“ The festival has become a great event for the area and we have a number of walkers that return each year to take part. I think people love the fact that you get to experience amazing walks, while also getting a sense of what it is like to live in a rural village on the West Coast of Ireland. This year we have a number of people who have signed up from abroad to take part – UK, America and France to name a few”, states Martin Gavin, Chairperson of the festival “As a local farmer myself, I love going out on the walks and telling people about life here and the history of the area. In fact this year, one of the walks will be finishing in my house for tea and scones.”
The other nice thing about the festival is that all the profits made from the festival are pumped back into the village through the local Development Association. What better way to experience the landscape, culture & people of a rural village in Connemara!
The full programme of events can be found on the village website. www.leenanevillage.com. Walkers must register online for the events.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or call Martin on 087 6737075
20th Anniversary Kerry Charity Challenge in Sneem, Co Kerry. April 15 to 17, 2016
Walks on offer will include: the fabulous Cumeengeera Circuit, the isolated Dunkerron Mountains, the Derrynane Estate and Bolus Head, while, weather permitting, there will be an opportunity to visit Skellig Michael.
Accommodation is in the 4* Sneem Hotel www.sneemhotel.com. The all-in cost is €175 which includes accommodation and breakfast on Friday and Saturday, gala dinner on Saturday evening and use of the hotel’s swimming pool and leisure centre. A deposit of €60, payable in advance, will secure your place.
For sponsorship cards or any further information, please contact
Michael Sutton, 17 Willowmere Drive, Thurles Co Tipp Tel: 0504-21482 or 086 – 4009989 email; email@example.com. Web; www.midtipphillwalkers.ie or check them out on Facebook here
The 5th Annual Inishbofin Walking Festival will take place from Friday April 22nd to Sunday April 24th.
This weekend will offer people a wonderful opportunity to explore the islands of Inishbofin and Inishark through a diverse series of walks.
Take in the stunning Atlantic coastlines, majestic sea cliffs, ancient boglands, pristine beaches and gently undulating hills of the islands, while in the company of expert local guides who will offer a perspective on the landscape from their area of knowledge.
Our experienced lead guides are drawn from the fields of history, archaeology, marine biology, botany, and ornithology.
The weekend Festival Pass will cost €30, and this will cover participation on all 5 guided walks (There is a supplement of €15 for the Inishark trip on Sunday, to cover the additional boat transfer).
Alternatively, each individual walk is priced at €10. These walks are all guided by local experts who will keep an entertaining and educational commentary for all those who join them.
Over the course of the weekend, in between all the walking, people will get a chance to sample some of the finest of island food in any of the establishments on Inishbofin. There will also be plenty of live music, and any budding musicians are welcome to bring their instruments and join in an open trad session on Saturday evening!
The Inishbofin Walking Festival is the perfect excuse to escape to an island paradise for an active, wholesome and thoroughly entertaining weekend!
Killarney Walking Festival, by nature of its location provides the most natural setting in the world to host any walking festival. The Summer Festival takes place June 10th , 11th & 12th . A weekend of long relaxing guided walks and spectacular hikes await. Walk where Druids and Na Fianna once roamed the mountains. Discover the hidden valleys, mountains, reeks, lake shores and all that is beautiful and untamed about Killarney and its famed National Park. To view what walks are available check out www.killarneywalkingfestival.ie
Avail of 20% off your second walk when you book more than one!”
Dingle Walking Festival takes place this year on February 12/13/14 th.
This is the 6th year of the festival and offers hikers of various degrees of ability to enjoy wonderful views, historical sites and '' caint as Gaelige ''.
Friday 12th is a short night walk departing from Dingle Brewery. The walk takes approx 45 minutes on quiet back roads and participants may donate 5 Euro in aid of Dingle Cliff and Coastal Rescue Service. After the walk free Crean's Irish Lager is served for walkers.
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th registration takes place in Danno's Rest & Bar on Strand Street for a choice of 3 walks each day. Times are staggered for each walk and complimentary packed lunches are provided for each walker courtesy of Garveys SuperValu, Dingle. Transport if required is included in registration fee.
Routes for 2016 walks include Mt. Brandon, Mt. Eagle and walks in The Conor Pass. No pre-registration. Just come to Danno's for the walk of your choice. Details of walks and times can be perused on www.dinglewalkingfestival.com
Contact details : Email firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile 087 22 22 248.
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