Posts in Hidden Heartlands
Ballycuggaran Loop

Former International Rugby player Keith Wood, who was capped 58 times for Ireland and also capped for the British and Irish Lions, has chosen a scenic route near his home town in County Clare for his walk. This is a hike and a boating trip. However there are many trails along the way which can be hiked. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Killaloe Holy Island

Former International Rugby player Keith Wood, who was capped 58 times for Ireland and also capped for the British and Irish Lions, has chosen a scenic route near his home town in County Clare for his walk. This is a hike and a boating trip and is shown here in two parts. There are many trails along the way which can be hiked. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Cavan Burren Park Giant's Leap

Met Éireann forecaster Joanna Donnelly, starts her walk in the peaceful border village of Blacklion. Blacklion is a two and half hour drive from Dublin and the Cavan Burren Park is a hidden gem close to the borders of Fermanagh and Monaghan. Joanna explores two of the four different trails on the Cavan Burren Way during which she will examine monuments, including archaeological and historic trails. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Cavan Burren Park Marble Arch UNESCO Geopark

Met Éireann forecaster Joanna Donnelly, starts her walk in the peaceful border village of Blacklion. Blacklion is a two and half hour drive from Dublin and the Cavan Burren Park is a hidden gem close to the borders of Fermanagh and Monaghan. Joanna explores two of the four different trails on the Cavan Burren Way during which she will examine monuments, including archaeological and historic trails. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Boyle to Arigna Mines 2

Writer and storyteller Michael Harding is walking from the historic town of Boyle in Roscommon to his home in Arigna. Michael is following the Miner’s Way and Historical Trail, part of which is based on the routes miners walked over the mountains to Arigna, the site of the last underground coal mine in Ireland. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Shannon Blueway, The Allen Canal. Trail 1

Rob and Amy Rankin run a travel tour business. Along with their son Finn and daughter Sana they spend a weekend exploring the Shannon Blueway starting in Drumshanbo and follow the Allen canal to Battlebridge. Over the two days the Rankin family head east towards Ballinamore on a stretch of waterway that connects the Shannon ultimately to Lough Erne. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Upper Erne Trail 1 Colin Murphy

Setting out in Belturbet Co. Cavan comedian Colin Murphy cycles to the border to meet Fermanagh native Graham Little, and together they cycle to Upper Lough Erne. This is not so much a lake as a watery maze of islands, inlets and meandering waters. The two lads cycle along the Kingfisher cycle which goes all around Upper Lough Erne. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Upper Erne The Canoe Trail 2 Colin Murphy

Setting out in Belturbet Co. Cavan comedian Colin Murphy cycles to the border to meet Fermanagh native Graham Little, and together they cycle to Upper Lough Erne. This is not so much a lake as a watery maze of islands, inlets and meandering waters. The two lads cycle along the Kingfisher cycle which goes all around Upper Lough Erne. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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