Inishbofin Half Marathon & 10K @ Inishbofin Community Centre
May 16 @ 10:00 am

Inishbofin Half Marathon and 10K takes place on May 16th 2015 on the beautiful island of Inishbofin, on Connemara’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way.

Whether you’re a serious runner looking for a new challenge, or a rookie looking to run, jog or walk on quiet roads, the route offers a mix of flat and inclined terrain, meandering through fine scenery, with spectacular views of the beautiful Connemara mountains.

Walk, jog or run past pristine beaches, bogs and mountains, while raising vital funds for Down Syndrome Galway’s speech and language therapy project.

Race fee €55 includes race entry, boat ticket, T-shirt, post race refreshments and evening BBQ and music

Derryclare Woods Hike @ Derryclare woods
May 21 @ 3:30 pm – 6:15 pm

A gentle two-three hour guided walk in the special deciduous wood in the Inagh Valley near Recess. Features stunning woodland with deciduous and coniferous trees, lakes and great views of the 12 Bens. The wild flowers will be in bloom – hopfully the bluebells still. Distance is about 10km, with only about 150m of climbing. The terrain is a mix of forest track, rough woodland and wet open hill so strong boots with ankle support are needed. Also requires outdoor clothing, food and water. Costs €35/person, places currently available for booking in advance. The weather is generally showery and windy.

National Park Hike @ Connemara National Park
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

A moderate four-five hour hike in the Connemara National Park from the village of Letterfrack. Going beyond the Diamond Trail towards the uninhabited Glanmore Valley, along the isolated Pooladirk river and climbing back up to the abandoned remains of a beautiful farm. Passing ancient pre-bog Scots Pine tree stumps, before visiting a megalithic (court) tomb and a spectacular wood (the wild garlic and bluebells may be flowering). Distance is about 10km with about 400m of total ascent. Terrain includes very rough open hillside with some steep ground and long grass. Requires strong boots with good ankle support and grip (preferably waterproof), outdoor layers, a good level of fitness along with food and water (available locally). Cost is €55/person. The weather is generally showery and windy.