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Hiking in Ireland – Coumshingaun Lake Loop

View of Coumshingaun Lake during my hike in the Comeragh mountains

Every time I plan a city break or a holiday in Ireland, I usually look for a place where I can see and feel the real essence of the Irish wilderness.

Even if the weather in this country is very unpredictable and you never know whether you will be stuck in rain or enjoy a sunny day, this country bears many hidden natural gems that only locals can really help you discover.

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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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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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Central English School Dublin students enjoy the weather in Phoenix Park

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