In the shadow of Galtymore mountain

Hikers resting by the edge of Lough Curra on Galtymore mountain in Co. Tipperary.
The Ballyhoura Walking Festival (pdf) takes place every May Bank Holiday weekend. The festival is based out of Kilfinane, a lovely little village in Limerick, but there is a good chance that you’ll end up tramping across the elevated  parts of Tipperary as well. It’s a great weekend, and a lot of the energy is generated by the Ballyhoura Bears, the local hiking club. It’s been eight years since I participated in the festival – the May Bank Holiday weekend tends to have a number of hiking events happening all over the country. The picture above was taken on a hike during the 2007 Ballyhoura festival, and shows hikers gathered at the mouth of Lough Curra, a lake formed by ancient glacial erosion on the side of Galtymore mountain, the highest in the Galtee mountain range.

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