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Hiking in Ireland – Croagh Patrick and Westport

View of Croagh Patrick from Westport at sunset

Croagh Patrick (from the Irish Cruach Phádraig, meaning ‘Patrick’s Stack’), is one of the most iconic and holy sites in Ireland. Situated in County Mayo, it attracts more than 100,000 hikers and about 25,000 pilgrims every year.

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Hiking in Ireland – Lugnaquilla mountain… and some hiking tips

Starting the hike toward Lugnaquilla summit

After many years travelling and exploring Ireland, I came to the conclusion that hiking and walking are the best way to discover the real essence of this country.

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Glendalough

Celtic tombstones at the Monastic Site in the Glendalough valley

One of my favourite places in Ireland is Glendalough, a valley carved out by glaciers during the Ice Age. Its two lakes, from which Glendalough gets its name, were formed when the ice eventually melted.

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Day trips around Dublin by bike

Exploring Dublin by bike

I bought my bike four years ago and since then I have became very fond of cycling. Together, we have discovered and explored many new areas of Dublin.

I particularly enjoy going for long trips and here are three of my favourite places for a day-long cycle trip:
  • The Dublin Mountains
  • Bull Island
  • Dalkey

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Secret Parks in Dublin

Entrance to the War Memorial Rose Garden in Dublin

Do you like lying on the grass or walking submerged in nature? Dublin is a great place to do so! It offers a large number of parks and green areas – all within easy walking distance of the city centre.

I have been living in Dublin for the past seven years and in my free time I walk and cycle around looking for the most peaceful and relaxing areas in the city.

Here are my four favourite ‘secret’ parks in Dublin – ones that most tourists (and many Dubliners) don’t know exist.

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