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Mick Bohan

  •  09/06/2024 23:41

Today, I had the opportunity to return to the Nephin Begs to complete the Glendahurk Loop Walk. The hike took me to the summits of Glenamong and the two Corrannabinnas, and I also had the chance to traverse the renowned Arete between the two for the very first time.

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  •  18/05/2024 18:53

A great hike into the wild remote Nephin Beg range of mountains today is somewhat conflicted with an image of a renewable energy wind farm on the other side of the mountain.

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  •  09/03/2024 21:24

Today, I went on a hiking adventure to capture some stunning images of the Doo Lough valley. I followed the Bunleemshough River back to its source in Corrydavit, surrounded by high hills on three sides. The loop of hills provided breathtaking views of Clew Bay, the Sheeffry Hills, and Mweelrea, the highest mountain in Connaught. The remnants of snow still lying on top of the mountains made for an even more enjoyable sight.

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  •  11/09/2023 10:04

A short walk in the remoteness of a part of Connemara

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  •  21/05/2023 20:57

Today, I take a hectic trek along the northern side of Maumtrasna to visit the three glacial corries of Luga Buidhe, Luga Gowlan, and Luga Kippen to see if there is anything interesting to see.

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  •  07/05/2023 22:14

Today's walk calls for a hike across the Corraun plateau near Achill Island to take in the breathtaking views and vistas from Corraun Hill and Slieve Aghkerane.

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  •  24/04/2023 20:26

A short hike around part of the Benwee loop walk beside Portacloy, North Mayo, to shoot the stags of Broadhaven and visit Look out Post number 63

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  •  03/01/2023 09:31

A bout of COVID, among other things, has kept me from hiking until now. I trekked to Corranabinnia's south-west summit, which is just under 700 meters high. This trip could be considered the second part of the Glendahurk loop walk.

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  •  15/05/2022 21:42

A nice hike on the Farbreiga near Pontoon sees me climbing about 400 meters to the mountain's summit and ascending a slew of other smaller hills in the locality.

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Are you a person who likes hiking/ photographing and promoting the great outdoors ?. If so I’m trying to ascertain if there is enough like-minded people out there who might like to be part of an informal group that would do just that. The aim is to form a group of people for anyone who enjoys scenic landscape photo hikes/walks throughout the countryside of the West of Ireland.

The hikes will be rated as moderate for anyone with average fitness levels and some hiking, rambling or hill walking experience. More strenuous and navigational skillful hikes e.g. photographing sunsets and sunrises from altitude on the local mountains and hills or night shoots for the purpose of astrophotography will be considered according to the needs/wants and experience of the group once known. It is important to note that this group will cater to the needs of the photographer which means that there will be frequent stops on the hikes and the nature of which may not suit hikers that like to go at a fast pace.

Starting off the intention will be that all photographic hikes would take place on a one per month basis and held on a Saturday or Sunday. Various locations would include the West and North Mayo coasts, all the mountain and lake land areas of County Mayo. Popular and well noted hiking trails and loop walks such as The Western Way, The Bangor Trail, Sheskin Forest Trail and Letterkeen etc. etc. would feature strongly In the planning of the treks.

if you are interested and want to learn more about this please don’t hesitate to get in contact by using the contact page * below. It will be great to hear any comments you may have about the idea.
Thank You. *

Mick Bohan

*Current Covid-19 restrictions apply. 
*All correspondence in the strictest confidence.

  • Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland

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