Running in Ireland

Why trail run in Ireland

Ireland offers a wide range of scenic and challenging trail running options, with its rugged coastal cliffs, rolling hills, and misty mountains. The country’s unique landscape and rich history make it a popular destination for trail runners.

When to trail run in Ireland

The best time to trail run in Ireland is during the summer and fall seasons, from May to October, when the weather is mild and the trails are typically dry.

Popular trail running cities in Ireland

Some popular trail running cities in Ireland include Wicklow, Donegal, and Kerry. These cities offer access to a variety of trails, including those in the surrounding mountains and coastal areas.

Run travel in Ireland

Run adventures in Ireland

Rogue Expeditions – Run Ireland: the Classic Route – This is classic Irish adventure takes you from Dublin to wild Connemara, the Cliffs of Moher, the Dingle Peninsula, and the mountains in County Kerry over eight days and plenty of scenic single-track trails.

Rogue Expeditions – Run Ireland: the Hidden Northwest – This 8-day running adventure takes you to Ireland’s the north, with visits to a section of the Wild Atlantic Way, the ‘surf coast’ of Sligo, a peek into County Fermanagh’s Marble Arch Caves Geopark, and County Donegal.

Vacation Races – Ireland – Immerse yourself in Ireland with this 8-day running adventure through the Emerald Isle that takes you along wind-swept fields and towering cliff edges while also letting you enjoy a bit of Ireland’s best cultural activities, like archery, pub visits, and the picturesque Wild Atlantic Way.

Run retreats in Ireland

Run Wild Retreats – Ireland Trail Running + Wellness Retreat – Get a taste of Ireland’s castles, cliffs, and charm with this 7-day trail running retreat that’ll take you from the heather-covered hills of the Wicklow Mountains to the Cliffs of Moher and Killarney’s majestic waterfalls.

Ireland run travel in 2023

See our updated list of event dates for your next 2023 Ireland run travel adventure.

Bucket list trail races in Ireland

Bucket list trail races in Ireland include the Wicklow Way Ultra, which takes place on the Wicklow Way trail, and the Ring of Kerry Charity Challenge, which takes place in County Kerry.

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