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Challenge Walks & Walking Festivals

Please note: This is not an endorsement for all of these events but a calendar to provide information of what’s on offer to challenge yourself on the hills.

Challenge Walks

Event  Date Organiser
Walk the Line23rd March 2024DWMRT Link
Maamturks Challenge
6th April 2024NUIG Mountaineering ClubLink
Knockmealdown Crossing27th April 2024Peaks Mountaineering ClubLink
Causeway Challenge Walk5th May 2024Bannside RamblersLink
Blackstairs Challenge18th May 2024Wayfarers Association Link
Clare Burren Marathon Challenge25th May 2024Ballyvaughan-Fanore Walking ClubLink
Dingle Way Challenge2nd June 2024N/ALink
Tom Crean Endurance Walk
22nd June 2024
Annascaul WalksLink
Galtee Challenge
29th June 2024
Galtee Walking Club
Comeragh Crossing
6th July 2024Dungarvan Hillwalking Club
Joyce Country Challenge
20th July 2024
Lake District Hillwalking Club
Mourne Seven Sevens Walk
3rd August 2024
Lagan Valley OrienteersLink
Fei Sheehy Challenge
9th – 11th August 2024
Na Sléibhte Hillwalking Club
Connemara Western Way Walking Marathon10th August 2024Galway Walking Club Link
Mourne Mountain Marathon21st – 22nd September 2024N/ALink
Moonlight Challenge Date TBCGlen of Imaal MRTLink
Long Way RoundDate TBCSouth Eastern MRALink
Lug WalkJune 2025 (biennial event)
Irish Ramblers Club

Walking Festivals

Event Date 
Women With Altitude17th - 19th May 2024 Link
Féile na Sléibhte24th - 25th August 2024Link
Castlerock Walkfest
31st August 2024Link
Wee Binnian Walkers Hillwalkers Festival6th - 8th September 2024Link
Burren Peaks Walking FestivalDate TBCLink
Ballyhoura Walking Festival
Date TBCLink

Information on running events in the uplands

Please note: Mountaineering Ireland only publicises events that are organised and managed by affiliated clubs (where the club is named on event publicity and information is supplied by the club) and Mountain Rescue teams. The club or Mountain Rescue team must also complete the commitment statement (which can be found at the end of the policy document) that their event will be planned and managed in accordance with the policy. Therefore, it is the club organising the event that decides, based on its own planning and management of the event, whether it should or can be promoted fully by Mountaineering Ireland or not.

While primarily intended for members, Mountaineering Ireland's Events Policy is relevant to anybody organising, or participating in an event that takes place in Ireland’s mountain environment (hills, mountains, forests, bogland, sea cliffs and associated areas) please click here for more details. 

Mountaineering Ireland clubs and mountain rescue teams hosting events that adhere to Mountaineering Ireland's Events Policy can promote their events through our website, our e-zine, the Irish Mountain Log and social media platforms. If you would like to be included on this calendar please contact

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