Ticknock – Fairy Castle Loop

Location: Dublin. Difficulty: Moderate. Time: 2 hours. Distance: 6km. Equipment: Runners but hiking boots would be preferable. Families: Not buggy friendly. Rating: 4 stars. Confession time! We took a wrong turn on this one (having the chats and not paying attention) and we extended our walk by an hour. It should be an easy walk … Continue reading Ticknock – Fairy Castle Loop


Newbridge House and Farm

Location: Co. Dublin. Difficulty: Easy. Time: 45 minutes. Distance: 3.5km. Equipment: Runners. Families: Suitable for buggies. Rating: 5 stars. Reference: https://www.newbridgehouseandfarm.com This is a must-do for anybody living near Donabate. In addition to the impressive Georgian house there is a diverse collection of animals to admire as you stroll around the grounds - pigs, goats, … Continue reading Newbridge House and Farm

Phoenix Park – Papal Cross Loop

Location: Dublin. Difficulty: Moderate. Time: 1 hour. Distance: 5km. Equipment: Runners. Families: Buggy friendly. Rating: 5 stars. Reference: http://phoenixpark.ie/ Phoenix Park is Europe's largest city park and it does not disappoint. On top of being a sanctuary for deer, a sports ground and a public amenity, it is also home to the US Ambassador’s Residence … Continue reading Phoenix Park – Papal Cross Loop

Mullaghmeen Forest, Co. Westmeath

Difficulty: Moderate. Time: 2 hours. Distance: 8.5km for the white walk. Equipment: Hiking boots especially if you want to take on the summit. Families: Not suitable for buggies. Rating: 3.5 stars. Reference: https://www.coillte.ie/site/mullaghmeen-forest/ Only an hour drive from Dublin, Mullaghmeen is the largest planted beech forest in Europe. It is a lovely peaceful way-marked walk … Continue reading Mullaghmeen Forest, Co. Westmeath