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Royal Canal Mullingar to Longford

Novelist, broadcaster and travel writer Manchán Magan explores the Royal Canal towpath west from Mullingar along the Royal Canal’s towpath and on the canal itself through Abbeyshrule and Killashee, to where the canal joins the River Shannon.. At summit level, Mullingar is the highest point of the Royal Canal – from there, 25 locks descend east to Dublin and 21 locks descend west to the Shannon. Manchán will walk and cycle to where the Royal Canal joins the River Shannon, exploring the history of the canal along the way. The canal was once a hive of industrial activity and has since been restored so it now serves as a picturesque hub for leisure activities and tourism. Each lock and harbour along his journey tells new stories as Manchán travels into County Longford through Abbeyshrule,Killashee and Clondraa. 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. Estimated time: 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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Royal Canal Mullingar

Novelist, broadcaster and travel writer Manchán Magan explores the Royal Canal towpath west from Mullingar along the Royal Canal’s towpath and on the canal itself through Abbeyshrule and Killashee, to where the canal joins the River Shannon.. At summit level, Mullingar is the highest point of the Royal Canal – from there, 25 locks descend east to Dublin and 21 locks descend west to the Shannon. Manchán will walk and cycle to where the Royal Canal joins the River Shannon, exploring the history of the canal along the way. The canal was once a hive of industrial activity and has since been restored so it now serves as a picturesque hub for leisure activities and tourism. Each lock and harbour along his journey tells new stories as Manchán travels into County Longford through Abbeyshrule,Killashee and Clondraa. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Avoca

David and Stephen Flynn are owners of the Happy Pear restaurant and health food shop in Greystones, Co. Wicklow. David and Stephen compete two walks starting in Avoca in Co. Wicklow. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Lower Bann

Cork Footballer Anna Geary undertakes a walk along the River Bann. In the second part of her journey, Anna picks up the trail in this video at Hutchinson’s Quay which runs to Portna Locks. She meets Bradden Baille who makes the wooden spars for the locks and Joe Gilliespie who talks more about the canal. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Roundwood Reservoir Walk

TV presenter and broadcaster Aoibhin Garrihy and her husband, explorer John Burke present this episode of Tracks and Trails in County Wicklow, featuring walks through the stunning landscape around Roundwood and Vartry Reservoir. In this second walk, Aoibhinn and John leave Roundwood behind them and head for the Varty Resevoir where they complete a 10km Loop. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Valentia Island & Derrynane Trail 1

Gerry Murphy is a meteorologist and presents the weather forecast on television. A five and a half hour drive from Dublin and an hour and a half from Tralee, is the starting point for Gerry’s walk. Cahersiveen is a small but bustling town that sits in one of Kerry’s most scenic areas. Gerry knows this area well and lived here for six years. He is doing two walks over two days. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Valentia Island & Derrynane Trail 2

Gerry Murphy is a meteorologist and presents the weather forecast on television. A five and a half hour drive from Dublin and an hour and a half from Tralee, is the starting point for Gerry’s walk. Cahersiveen is a small but bustling town that sits in one of Kerry’s most scenic areas. Gerry knows this area well and lived here for six years. He is doing two walks over two days. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Letterfrack Trail 1

David Gillick, an Irish international 400m runner and broadcaster undertakes a 12km loop walk, starting in Letterfrack in Co. Galway. He walks the Diamond Hill Loop with Ger O’Donnell, the Conservation Manager of Connemara National Park. He concludes the walk with a visit to Kylemore Abbey and The Walled Gardens and then returns to Letterfrack. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Letterfrack Trail 2

David Gillick, an Irish international 400m runner and broadcaster undertakes a 12km loop walk, starting in Letterfrack in Co. Galway. He walks the Diamond Hill Loop with Ger O’Donnell, the Conservation Manager of Connemara National Park. He concludes the walk with a visit to Kylemore Abbey and The Walled Gardens and then returns to Letterfrack. 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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Strand Hill/Colooney Bridge

Gerry Murphy is a meteorologist and presents the weather forecast on television. A five and a half hour drive from Dublin and an hour and a half from Tralee, is the starting point for Gerry’s walk. Cahersiveen is a small but bustling town that sits in one of Kerry’s most scenic areas. Gerry knows this area well and lived here for six years. He is doing two walks over two days.

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Larganmoore Loop Trail 2

Cork native TV presenter Sinead Kennedy is in County Mayo on the western slopes of the Ox Mountains which are the location of some of Ireland’s finest walks. The Larganmore Loop, not far from Foxford, takes Sinead through some unique habitats and scenery. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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Comeragh Mountains 2

Pól O Conghaile, travel journalist and broadcaster, is in West Waterford to walk two routes in the Comeragh Mountains. His first walk takes him through the Mahon Valley to a well-known landmark in the area, the Mahon Falls. Click on the photo to find the video, a map and all the hike information.

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