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Beautiful landscape view on hillwalking route Blúire Beag Staire - History Snippet

Blúire Beag Staire – History Snippet

Ard na Caithne/Smerwick  – Dún an Óir

Researched and compiled by Muireann Nic Giolla Ruaidh

Ard na Caithne meaning “height of the arbutus/strawberry tree, sometimes known in English as Smerwick (a Norse name meaning the butter harbour), is one of the principal bays of Corca Dhuibhne, it is located at the foot of an Triúr Deirfiúr and Mount Brandon. Bounded by the villages of Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Baile na nGall and Ard na Caithne itself.

Beautiful landscape view on hillwalking route Nutrition on the Hills by Eavan Fitzsimons

Nutrition on the Hills by Eavan Fitzsimons

What to eat or not to eat, that is the question!

This is the first in a 3 part series written by member Eavan Fitzsimons of ‘Nourish Me’. Eavan is a Nutrition and Health Coach.

In this first part we look at ‘Fuelling and Preparing the Body for the Hills’, part 2 will look at ‘Fuelling on the Hills’ and our final article will look at ‘Refuelling after the Hills’. Enjoy!

Beautiful landscape view on hillwalking route Exercise and Mental Health  - Aclaíocht agus Slainte Intinne

Exercise and Mental Health – Aclaíocht agus Sláinte Intinne

by Terry Brugha

“Messages regarding the positive benefits of physical exercise cannot be communicated often enough, especially with regard to their benefits in combatting depression…” This is a quote from a recent discussion in a sports medicine journal of a US study on one million members of the US population, published in Lancet Psychiatry.

Beautiful landscape view on hillwalking route Home Made Hill Bakes

Home-made Hill Bakes

Five Calorie-packed Home-made Hill Bakes

In terms of cost, nutrition, and taste, home-baked hill treats are leagues ahead of mass produced cereal bars and shop bought cakes. Try these easy recipes that have been shared by Fliss Freeborn of UKH which we have adapted slightly and we’re sure you’ll agree.