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Archive for tag: Ireland

Thursday 24 October 2013

Don George: Finding a small truth that illuminates the larger truth.

One of the most powerful talks at TBEX Dublin was a man with 25 years experience as a travel writer and editor, Mr Don George.  He disarmed us when he took an official break to wipe the sweat fro... read more.


Thursday 17 October 2013

Ireland 2013: From twee to tweet

I cycled away from Dublin two years ago but returned last week, curious to see how things had changed.  I flew to Dublin for the TBEX conference, the world’s largest gathering of online travel bl... read more.


Saturday 07 January 2012

Fake it 'til you make it: How I tricked myself into cycling the globe

Yesterday I used the 'reach-back-and-hope' suntan lotion application technique. It left a 1cm strip along the line of my muscle shirt exposed (minus the muscles) and my skin now resembles a p... read more.


Friday 09 September 2011

Portrush to Cushendall: Dangling by a rope

Distance cycled: 64km Times I had to use the 'granny' gear up a hill: 6 Number of people allowed on the bridge at a time: 8 Number of Amercians who annoyed me today: 4 Dubbed as th... read more.


Monday 05 September 2011

Glenties to Crolly: There's music in the water

Distance cycled: 51km Number of Enya 'A day without rain' albums sold: 15 million Number of roadworkers I had to talk my way past: 5 Lowlight: The skies opening 20 min before I reached the camp... read more.


Wednesday 31 August 2011

Clonbur to Westport: Keeping a close eye on things

Distance cycled: 57km Number of touring cyclists I passed: 9 Number of scones eaten: 3 Number of old women who congratulated me: 7 Highlight: Cuddling a sheepdog puppy Lowlight: Realising I h... read more.


Tuesday 30 August 2011

Mount Gable and a Friary: Flying solo

To see more photos click here. Due to the nature of this trip I have to tell my story on a daily basis and the one thing that most people can't believe is that I'm doing it on my own. Solo travel... read more.


Saturday 27 August 2011

Galway to Clonbur: If the walls could talk

Distance cycled: 51km Number of times I saw a wall being kicked: 32 Pieces of peanut butter toast consumed: 4 Time I've been called 'June' in the last 24 hours:  5 Total length of stone walls ... read more.


Wednesday 24 August 2011

Listowel-Lehinch-Doolin-Inisheer-Moycullen: What to wear?

Distance cycled: 156km (split over a few days) Number of babies born on Inisheer in 2010: 9 Number of ballerinas busking in Galway: 12 Lowlight:  Losing my camera and not realising I had left i... read more.


Sunday 21 August 2011

Listowel: Been there, got the t-shirt!

The Irish have the best of intentions. In fact, I'd say the average Irish man and woman has moon-walking, marathon-winning, heart-surgery performing abilities if he or she doesn't stop for 'one' p... read more.


Saturday 20 August 2011

Tralee: Pouring the perfect pint

I arrived in Tralee for the penultimate event of the year, not The Rose of Tralee but the Pouring of the Perfect Pint by Indiana June. Guinness is an Irish Stout beer that has been brewed at St J... read more.


Wednesday 17 August 2011

Dingle to Castlegregory: Life-saving kindness

Distance cycled: 47km (Over Conor Pass!) Height of Conor Pass: 1300ft Number of photos I took of Fungi that ended up just being water: 17 Price of a pint of Guinness in 1960: 8 pence Price of ... read more.


Monday 15 August 2011

Skellig Michael

Distance cycled: 6km Number of days it took me to get to Skelligs: 4 Percentage of people sick on my boat: 18% Lowlight: Overhearing a tourist say 'Oh, it's just more of the same.' When he saw ... read more.


Sunday 14 August 2011

Cahersiveen & Church Island: Surfing in all weather

Distance covered: 0km Number of ancient forts visited: 2 Fresh shrimp consumed (10 min out of water):  7 Times I won LUDO: 1  Times I swore I hated LUDO: 5 -----------------------------------... read more.


Saturday 13 August 2011

Glenbeigh: Feet up with a cuppa

Distance covered: 20 metres (to the local café) Number of people sleeping in my room: 4 Consecutive days my shoes have been wet: 3 Cups of tea consumed: 6 Number of raindrops that fell: 198875... read more.


Saturday 13 August 2011

Ballinskelligs: Basking in the creative light

Distance covered: 32km Rainbows spotted: 2 Times I was 'found' playing hide and seek: 4 Number of artists that have had residence in Ballinskelligs: 750 Spoonfuls of powdered pota... read more.


Friday 12 August 2011

Glenbeigh to Cahersiveen: Not the island I was expecting

Distance covered: 54km Number of people I saw paddling wheelie bins: 4 Bugs in my tent at this exact moment: 14 (that I can see) Number of gannets on Little Skellig Island each summer: 52,000 ... read more.


Thursday 11 August 2011

Abbeyfeale to Killorglin: Pucking hard work!

Distance covered: 59km Hours the plastic bags on my shoes kept the rain out: 3 Number of people on stilts: 2 Number of times I was called an Australian: 4 Lowlight: Coming face-to-face with th... read more.


Wednesday 10 August 2011

Granagh to Abbeyfeale: This little piggy went to a piggery

Distance covered: 46km Births witnessed: 1 Jelly snakes consumed: 8 Highlight: Bonding with bacon Lowlight: The realisation that a cycle tan is from the knee to the mid thigh. Sexy! ---------... read more.


Tuesday 09 August 2011

Birr to Granagh: Miles and miles of smiles

Distance covered: 110km (My legs are no longer speaking to me.) Number of waves I received from tractor-driving farmers: 7 Number of toes that resemble small pickles: 10 -----------------------... read more.


Monday 08 August 2011

Newbridge to Birr: Tractors, pigeons & vintage attire

Distance travelled: 85km Road kill counter: 12 (8 birds, 1 hedgehog, 1 mouse, 2 unidentified.) Highlight: Riding on a restored 1948 tractor. Lowlight: Learning the hard way that I have to uncli... read more.


Sunday 07 August 2011

Dublin to Newbridge

Distance covered: 45km Bugs swallowed: 2 Hours of torrential rain: 3 Highlight: Being called a little duckling and a sweetheart in one day Lowlight: Missing the cycle lane and chasing Roz acro... read more.