Full Moon Hike in Glendalough

August 1, 2017By JamesHiking No Comments

Glendalough, in the Wicklow Mountains National Park, can be a very busy place, especially in summer. One way to avoid the coaches packed full of people and the traffic jams on the mountain trails, is to visit… at night. After work one evening I looked up the forecast and the moon phase for the coming … Read More

Mweelrea in Winter

January 17, 2017By JamesHiking No Comments

Rising 814m or 2,670 feet above sea level, Mweelrea is Connacht’s highest mountain. Its Irish name, “Cnoc Maol Réidh”, means “smooth bald hill”. Looking at the flat, curved and often snowy summit, its clear where the name comes from. Mweelrea is on the edge of Ireland surrounded by Doolough Valley to the north, Killary Harbor … Read More