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150 1 Day Treks to explore in Ireland

Ireland

A country in the north-western Europe. Ireland, or Republic of Ireland shares its only border with Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. It is surrounded by the ocean in all it's other sides. About 40% of the countries 5 million population lives in the greater city area of Dublin.

Annagh Hill
Annagh HillAnnagh Hill, Annaghgap, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Annagh Hill is a mountain summit in the region in the county of Wexford, Ireland. Annagh Hill is 454 metres high with a prominence of 230 metres. It overlooks the villages of Monaseed and Hollyfort to the south, across the valley of the Blackwater stream.

Arderin
ArderinArderin, Glenamoon, Co. Laois, Ireland

Arderin is a mountain on the border of County Offaly and County Laois. It is the highest mountain in the Slieve Bloom mountains. The mountain is only Irelands 399 highest point and sits at an altitude of 527m.

Ardmore Cliff Walk
Ardmore Cliff Walk14 The Heritage, Dysert, Co. Waterford, Ireland

This walk brings you on cliff-top paths, minor roads and laneways past Early Christian St Declan's Well, Ardmore Round Tower, 12th Century Cathedral and a lookout post with a variety of flora, fauna and birdlife (coastal birds, Rock Pipits, Pheasant, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon) and some stunning coastal scenery.

Arra Mountains
Arra MountainsArra Mountains, Glenacre, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

The Arra Mountains or Arra Hills are situated in County Tipperary in Ireland, between the towns of Nenagh and Ballina, south east of Lough Derg and north of the M7 Motorway. The highest summit is Tountinna (Irish: Tonn Toinne) at 457m high. A good trekking destination and also it offers stunning views from here.

Ballybunion Cliff Walk
Ballybunion Cliff WalkDoon West, Co. Kerry, Ireland

This is a moderate walk along the cliff tops between the north and south beaches in Ballybunion, County Kerry. They are sourrounded by rocky headlands, high cliffs, caves you can explore at low tide, a picture perfect castle and sand dunes and all close to the famous town of Ballybunion. The area is within a designated natural heritage with an extensive dune system.

Ballyhoura Mountains
Ballyhoura MountainsBallyhoura Mountains, Glenanair West, Co. Limerick, Ireland

The Ballyhoura Mountains are located in south-east County Limerick and north-east County Cork in central Munster, running east and west for about 6 miles on the borders of both counties. The southern part of the hills is largely afforested with conifers, on the northern side there is extensive heathland and blanket bog. A good trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Barrow Way
Barrow WayBarrow Way, Spa St, Droughill, Portarlington, Co. Laois, Ireland

The Barrow Way is a 114km long distance walking trail along the River Barrow in the South East of Ireland. It rises in the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the southern midlands, and flows to join its two ‘sisters’, the Nore and the Suir, before flowing into the Celtic Sea at Waterford Harbour. It is designated as a National Waymarked Trail by the National Trails Office of the Irish Sports Council and is managed by Waterways Ireland.

Beara way
Beara wayUnnamed Road, Kilcatherine, Co. Cork, Ireland

The Beara Way is an stunning long distance walking trail in Counties Cork and Kerry. It is a 206-kilometre long circular trail around the Beara Peninsula that begins and ends in Glengarriff, County Cork, also passing through parts of County Kerry.It is typically completed in nine days. It is designated as a National Waymarked Trail by the National Trails Office of the Irish Sports Council and is managed by the Beara Tourism and Development Association.

Beenkeragh
BeenkeraghBeenkeragh, Coomcallee, Co. Kerry, Ireland

This is the second-highest peak in Ireland, at 1,008.2 metres , on both the Arderin and Vandeleur-Lynam lists. It is part of the MacGillycuddy's Reeks range. It also offers some of Ireland's "most intimidating" hill-walking, and is often climbed as part of the Coomloughra Horseshoe, described as "one of Ireland's finest ridge-walks.

Belmore Mountain
Belmore MountainBelmore Mtn, Enniskillen BT74 9BX, UK

Belmore Mountain is a hill in the townland of Gortgall, western County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It is the second highest point in Fermanagh, the highest being at Cuilcagh on the Northern Ireland–Republic of Ireland border in the south of the county. The mountain also gives its name to an Irish earldom. Somerset Lowry-Corry, 4th Earl Belmore, served from 1868 to 1872 as the 14th Governor of New South Wales.

Ben Crom
Ben CromDown, Belfast BT8 8DS, UK

Ben Crom is a 526 metres mountain in the Mourne Mountains in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is situated beside Ben Crom Reservoir, which is upstream from Silent Valley Reservoir. The mountain is composed of granite. An exposed area on the south west of the mountain shows where the Eocene aplitic granite meets the laccolith top of the older Mesozoic granite ring dike. The summit of the mountain features granite crags which are crossed by basic and feldspar porphyry dikes.

Ben Gorm
Ben GormBen Gorm, Tawnyinlough, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Ben Gorm is the most southerly peak in the compact range of hills that form the Ben Gorm group. It is a 700 m high mountain in southwest County Mayo, Ireland, on the northern shore of Killary Harbour. A good trekking destination and also there are so many things to do and it also offers nice views too.

Benbulbin
BenbulbinBenbulbin, Cloyragh, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Benbulben is Ireland’s most distinctive mountain and known in some parts as Ireland’s version of Table Mountain. It is the western point of the Dartry Mountains, a large and bulky collection of heads and glaciated valleys. The mountain is formed from Dartry limestone. It was shaped during the ice age, when Ireland was under glaciers. Originally it was a large plateau. Glaciers moving from the northeast to southwest shaped it into its present distinct formation.

Bencorr
BencorrBencorr, Glencoaghan, Co. Galway, Ireland

Bencorr at 711 metres, is the 82nd–highest peak in Ireland on the Arderin scale, and the 102nd–highest peak on the Vandeleur-Lynam scale. It is the second-tallest mountain of the Twelve Bens range, after Benbaun 729 metres; it lies close to Benbaun, separated only by the third-highest mountain in the range of Bencollaghduff 696 metres (2,283 ft), and the col of Maumina.

Black Rock Mountain
Black Rock MountainBlack Rock Mountain, Mandoran, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Black Rock Mountain is in the Blackstairs Mountains which are located on the Carlow-Wexford border.The Blackstairs are divided into two massifs, to the north Mount Leinster and to the south Blackstairs Mountain. Black Rock is the terminal peak of the eastern shoulder of Mount Leinster. A good greenish trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Blackstairs Mountain
Blackstairs MountainBlackstairs Mtn, Knockymullgurry, Co. Carlow, Ireland

Blackstairs Mountain is a prominent hill on the main ridgeline separating Carlow from Wexford. The hill’s prominence means views are good in all directions, mostly over flatlands, but dominated by the mast-arrayed peak of Mount Leinster to the north. It is the second-highest mountain in the Blackstairs Mountains.The mountain stretches from Rathgeran to Gowlin at Cathaoirs Den

Blackstairs Mountains
Blackstairs MountainsBlackstairs Mountains, Slievegar, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Blackstairs Mountain in southern Leinster, is the second-highest mountain in the Blackstairs Mountains.The mountain stretches from Rathgeran to Gowlin at Cathaoirs Den. One of the iconic trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Bluestack
BluestackBluestack, Edergole, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Bluestack Mountains, also called the Croaghgorms, are the major mountain range in the south of County Donegal, Ireland. They provide a barrier between the south of the county, such as Donegal Town and Ballyshannon, and the towns to the north and west such as Dungloe and Letterkenny. The road between the two parts of the county goes through the Barnesmore Gap. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and also offers beautiful views too.

Brandon Hill
Brandon HillBrandon Hill, Brandonhill, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Brandon Hill is Kilkenny’s highest point. It is 515 meters high and has an ascent of 300 meters. It is situated 4 kilometers South-SouthWest of Graiguenamanagh and 7 kilometers east of Inistioge. Its beautiful walk includes country roads, forest tracks and hillside paths as it winds its way to the top of Brandon Hill.

Bray Head
Bray HeadBray Head, Newcourt, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Bray Head hill and headland located in northern County Wicklow, Ireland, between the towns of Bray and Greystones. It forms part of the Wicklow Mountains and is a popular spot with hillwalkers. The headland and adjacent lands were designated under a Special Amenity Area Order in March 2008.

Map of 1 Day Treks to explore in Ireland