3 Regions That are Perfect for Hiking in Ireland


The Republic of Ireland is an island in the Atlantic Ocean which is joined to Northern Ireland and near the UK. It is an amazing country with a unique history, culture, and traditions. It’s well known for having some of the most beautiful, wild natural landscapes and as such is very popular with hikers. Here are just three stunning areas that would be ideal for a hiking trip.

Slieve Bloom Mountains, County Offaly and County Laois

This mountain range is not that high compared to the rest of Ireland but stands out in the fairly flat region in which it’s located. There are some amazing walking trails to discover, from the Ridge of Capard with its incredible panoramic views to the lovely circular trail along the Silver River. 

Cuíl Irra Peninsula, County Sligo

Located in the Strandhill area near the town of Sligo, this impressive peninsula rising out of the sea includes the special Knocknarea Mountain. Standing at 327 meters, you’ll find the ancient cairn of Queen Maeve at the top along with incredible views of the sea and the surrounding area. 

Wicklow Mountains, County Wicklow

This iconic mountain range spreads across several counties and includes the Dublin mountains. The Wicklow Way was Ireland’s first waymarked trail and spans 129km meaning there are so many places to enjoy some amazing hiking with some wonderful views out to the sea and across to Dublin. 


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