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  • OSi and Mountain Rescue Ireland

    Finding lost or hurt people in the wild, rugged Irish mountains is no easy task. When someone’s life is in danger, saving them depends on how quick and efficient methods of locating people are. Volunteers throughout Ireland take on this life-saving responsibility, dedicating their spare time to helping those most in need of help in […]

  • How to Read a Paper Map

    With so many amazing walks and trails for you to explore throughout Ireland, now’s the time to brush up on your map reading skills. When hiking or exploring isolated trails, you can’t rely on Google Maps and GPS, which is why it’s so important to know how to read a paper map. Here are the […]

  • Two new Adventure Series maps launched

    South Mayo and Clew Bay, Croagh Patrick and Clare Island maps added to popular OSi Adventure Series The official launch of Ordnance Survey Ireland’s (OSi) newest Adventure Series Maps took place this week (Thursday, 21 June 2018) in Westport House. The two new additions to the hugely popular Series cover popular tourist destinations; South Mayo, and Clew […]

  • Ireland’s Island Day-Trips

    Scattered throughout Ireland’s west coast are a myriad of islands. Home to creatures, big and small, and boasting spectacular scenery and lush green landscapes, they’re the perfect day trip for anyone craving an island adventure. We’ve featured islands, which offer visitors everything they could want from a day-trip – amazing scenery, history and picturesque walks. […]

  • Ireland’s Top 10 Most Spectacular Peaks

    Experience the beauty of Ireland by climbing to the top of some of the country’s most spectacular mountains. From the highest-peak, Carrauntoohil, to lesser known summits like the Purple Mountain in Kerry, we’ve compiled the ultimate checklist of the country’s most challenging and rewarding climbs. Arm yourself with a strong pair of hiking boots, an […]

  • Family Walking

    4 Family Friendly Walking and Cycle Routes Four walks put together with family excursions in mind. Each route is suitable for little legs or bikes, and each trail can be squeezed into a few short hours as part of a daytrip. The Bohernabrenna Reservoirs Walk, Co. Dublin Difficulty: Easy Type: Loop Distance: 8.6 km Duration: […]

  • Cork Walks

    4 Cracking Cork Walks: OSi’s Top Picks We’ve picked four walking routes in picturesque Co. Cork that can be enjoyed all year round by outdoor enthusiasts and their families. If you ever find yourself in Kinsale, Fermoy, Baltimore or Eyeries, these walks are the perfect way to keep healthy, have fun with family and friends […]

  • Buggy Walks

    Buggy-Friendly Walks We’ve had great feedback on our Irish walking series such as Pilgrim Trails part 1 and part 2 and our top Wicklow walks. Now we’ve selected four walks in Ireland that are suitable for buggies and the little ramblers of the future that rest inside. Grab your good solid buggy with suitable tyres […]

  • Kerry in a Day

    Kerry One-day Itinerary Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful places in Ireland, picturesque Kerry boasts countless activities that could easily fill a busy summer holiday. We’ve put together a one-day itinerary that will let you take in a number of popular attractions in one day and leave you wanting more from Kerry. Itinerary […]

  • Walking Festivals

    Irish Walking Festivals: OSi’s Top Picks for 2016 Walking festivals are a great opportunity for new walkers to get involved in outdoor pursuits and for more experienced ramblers to take on more challenging routes with the assistance of a local guide. Here are four of the best walking festivals taking place across the country this […]

  • Crow Hill - Taking a breather

    Crow Hill

    Now that the spring is easing into summer, the days are getting longer and many of us are thinking of finding those boots in the attic and heading out into the countryside to fill our lungs with fresh air. But where to go and what to do? Perhaps it’s more to do with frame of […]

  • Walking Safety

    Essential Guide to Walking Safety A guide to adequately preparing for walking activities with helpful techniques to help you stay on course and advice on what to do if you get into distress. It might seem strange to some people that in this era of technology that it’s still possible to get lost when enjoying […]