Tracks and Trails Series 1 - 6


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The series, which is supported by Sport Ireland, features spectacular walks and cycle tracks in stunning locations all over the country. The programmes will be presented by a different personality each week in the five episode series.

The Tracks and Trails Website can be viewed at

John Treacy, CEO of Sport Ireland notes that "Participation in physical activity is on the increase and recreational walking is hugely popular. Over 850 trails are registered under the National Trails Office and I would encourage people to get active and develop habits of regular exercise which will ultimately lead to enhanced quality of life”.

Series 6 of Tracks and Trails will begin on Friday 1st of April on RTÉ 1 @ 8.30pm and will be shown each Friday for the following 5 weeks.

You can watch a preview of series 6 by clicking on the below link

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Series 6:

Episode 1 -Kerry - Gerry Murphy walks the 15km journey on Valentia Island in Kerry ending at Bray Head. His second walk takes him to Derrynane the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell.

Episode 2 - Cliff Walk - Jim Sherwin gets a bird’s eye view of Wicklow, along the cliff walk, from Bray to Greystones in County Wicklow.  He starts his journey at Pearse Station in Dublin taking the scenic DART journey to Bray.

Episode 3: Mayo - Sinead Kennedy is walking the Larganmore Loop in County Mayo on the western slopes of the Ox Mountains, taking her through some unique habitats and scenery.

Episode 4: Keith Wood journeys down the western side of Lough Derg which is one of Ireland’s largest lakes. On his way, Keith visits Holy Island by boat and ends his 40km journey in Killaloe.

Episode 5: Sligo - Steve Wickham and his wife Heidi are in their home County Sligo exploring the 10km walk from Strandhill to Carrowmore. 

From time to time, episodes from across the six series are played and repeated on RTÉ and are available on the RTÉ Player.
Please click on the below link to view previous episodes.

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Episodes from Series 1-5 are described below:

Tracks & Trails Series 1

Episode 1: Derry Clarke and Kevin Thornton on Beara Peninsula Co. Cork 

Episode 2: Diarmuid Gavin cycles the Greenway from Newport to Mulranny Co. Mayo 

Episode 3: Packie Bonner walks the Bluestack Mountains in Co. Donegal 

Episode 4: Aidan Power and Fiachna Ó Braonáin on Ballyhoura and Glen of Aherlow

Episode 5: Ken Doherty and Ciara O’Callaghan on the Dublin Mountains Way


Tracks & Trails Series 2

Episode 1: Tracy Piggott from the Vee to the Rock of Cashel Co. Tipperary

Episode 2: Colin Murphy goes by canoe on the Shannon and the Erne 

Episode 3: Jim Sherwin cycles and walks with grandsons from Mulranny to Achill 

Episode 4: Evelyn Cusack walks on The Burren from Fanore to Ballyvaughan 

Episode 5: Feargal Quinn walks from Howth DART station on The Bog of Frogs Loop 


Tracks & Trails Series 3 

Episode 1: Helen Carroll walks the Ardmore loop in Co. Waterford 

Episode 2: Paschal Sheehy cycles the Kerry Head Loop 

Episode 3: Aoibhínn Ní Shúilleabháin on the Blacksod Bay Loop in Co. Mayo 

Episode 4: Mary Mulvihill journeys from Leighlinbridge to St. Mullins on the Barrow 

Episode 5: John Murray walks and cycles the Phoenix Park in Dublin


Tracks & Trails Series 4

Episode 1: Aengus Mac Grianna explores Connemara Connemara, Co. Galway

Episode 2: Liz Mc Manus explores Lough Boora, County Offaly and Durrow Castle, County Laois

Episode 3: Jim Sherwin explores the north side of his native Dublin

Episode 4: Kathriona Devereux explores the north tip of County Mayo

Episode 5: Manchán Magan explores the Royal Canal


Tracks & Trails Series 5 -Watch the Preview Video here

Episode 1:  Roscommon with Michael Harding

Episode 2: Waterford with Pól O Conghaile

Episode 3: The Allen Canal with the Rankin Family

Episode 4: Cork with Eleanor Mc Evoy

Episode 5: Inishturk with Dermot Bannon