An umbrella group for Irish hillwalkers.
What is the Walkers Association of Ireland?
The Walkers Association of Ireland - WAI - is an inclusive forum for hill walkers and ramblers all over Ireland .
Blackstairs Walk 2013
This would be the order of the day on this year's Blackstairs Walk - so as such - just short of two hundred Hillwalkers kind of had the feeling that wouldn't it be just dandy if at least Mount Leinster could be bested before the heavy rains promised would catch up with one and all on this year's Challenge Walk as hosted by the Wayfarers Association . . . .
Winter Talks Series
John Cruise : Camino De La Plata
Saving one of the most popular talks 'till last - it was the incredibly knowledgeable John Cruise who would present the last of this season's Winter Talks Series as hosted by the WAI.
Taking us gently along this unspoilt one-thousand kilometre route, we could all taste the early morning dew and feel the afternoon sun as John expertly re-lived his journeys with us.
Indeed John's absolutely fantastic photographs portrayed and lent themselves beautifully to what was a memorable evening that would round off the WAI Winter Talks Series . . . .
Maumturks Challenge 2013
“So when we say that there’s a Gale force warning in operation we’re not just saying it for the craic like . . . “
These were the recent learned words from Evelyn Cusack as she clearly pointed out at a recent WAI / MV Event as to the very real impact on a windy day atop Irish mountains.
Did we listen . . . well yeah, we did . . .
Did we inwardly digest . . . well sort of kind of . . .
Everyone was all too aware on this years Maumturks Challenge, that bad weather was promised to hit the western sea-board in or around 1pm on what began as a lovely clean, crisp if cold, Saturday morning . . . .
Mountain Ireland Rescue Donation
Dear Walkers Association of Ireland,
On behalf of Mountain Rescue Ireland I wish to express our gratitude to you all at the Walkers Association of Ireland and the Wayfayers Club for the donation of the monies raised at your pub quiz.
Many thanks again,
Interesting Easter Reading !!!
From the well known trails of Mount Brandon Pilgrim Path and The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail to the lesser well known St. Finbarr's Pilgrim Path from Keakill to Gougane Barra - John in his new publication gives us fifteen enchanting trails countrywide, to show us all how graced we are to have such beautiful and unspoilt Trails here all to ourselves.
Walkers Association of Ireland / MountainViews Gala Evening 2013
Well wow, what an evening was had by one and all!
Gracing the pedestal first was the incredibly humorous Peter Walker who informed us as to how even having a surname as his would be no help in the quest to conquer Mammoth Peat Hags of the gargantuan nature which lurk all too sneak-ily within the Slieve Blooms!!!
The ever learned Simon Stewart ran through the new and improved MV website which truly is an incredible resource, the likes of which is unparalleled to anything else the world wide web has to offer!
Following on - the beautifully put together new MV publication "A Guide to Ireland's Mountain Summits" was proudly launched by Wicklore from MountainViews . . . and if this excellent book doesn't encourage even more bog-trotters, be they "Baggers" or "Picnic-ers", well then I've promised not to talk for a whole five minutes . . . . . . . .
ANNUAL PUB QUIZ WEDNESDAY 23rd JANUARY 2013
So So the next time you find yourself playing a game of tennis atop Loch Inagh in the Cooley Mountains, facing North at a bearing of 180 degrees, using a romer scale to ascertain why the Stratus Clouds above are attracted to Magnetic North . . . .
You will know only too well what to do when attacked by an army of frogs each armed with their own personal Sjambok . . . . . Confused ???
Footloose : Walking Worldwide
Showing us how the most obvious mountain may not necessarily be the best day’s outing . . . our magic carpet ride took us from the incredible Antipodes to the mystical plains of Iran and her amazing landscape. . . .