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Wild & Wet

The past weekend brought stormy weather with wild winds and soaking rain to many Irish hills. This photo here is courtesy of Ambrose in Hike & Climb.ie, who was instructing…

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IMRA Buff

If you ran the IMRA (Irish Mountain Running Association) Wicklow Way Half Marathon last Sunday, you should have received one of these unique buffs/ snoods as a reward for your…

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Birch

You’ll often come across birch trees growing on the edge of bogs in upland areas. They are a colonising tree, one of the early trees to get established on cleared…

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Sitka Spruce

Sitka Spruce as a tree species gets a bad rap in Ireland. Making up c 45% of commercial plantations and grown sometimes as near monocultures – various labels are put…

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Wicklow & Wales

About a week ago, Bernadette Danaher posted photos taken by her brother from the South Stack lighthouse, near Holyhead in Wales. The photos were taken at dusk with the sun…

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