Main activities of interest these days include walking & hiking.
Living next to Cork City means… having convenient access to some of the best walking/hiking trails in Ireland.
It was after walking through Hag’s Glen of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks in Co. Kerry when I first got most interested in hiking, and then after climbing its highest peak (Carrauntoohil)… I was hooked.

Favourite destinations inside a 90 minute drive:
1} Co Kerry (near Killarney) with its rugged landscape and highest mountains
2) West Cork (Sheep’s Head & the Beara) with great sea views,wild and most remote locations.
3) Co Tipperary (Galtee & Knockmealdown mountains) with its grassy, peaty and high rounded landscape and expansive views.
4) Co. Waterford (Comeragh mountains) having a mixture of all the above.

Further away:
Connemara… also has some magnificent walking and hiking trails!

Planning to explore the Beara Peninsula (parts not done) this June (2017) and then the Dingle Peninsula the next chance I get.

All walks (so far) end where they started (looped) and often take longer than they should... that's because of the many stops along the way and when there is a great view... I just don't want to leave :-)

Member since June 2015