Three Rock Books and Vertical Life team up to produce digital guidebooks

A few days ago Vertical Life launched new digital guidebooks versions of Bouldering in Ireland and Rock Climbing in Ireland. Based in Austria, Vertical Life already have a wide range of digital guides on the app and are looking to expand their coverage. I think that their app is going to be the de facto […]

Cycling Tour of Dingle

The Dingle Peninsula in Kerry is an ideal location for a short scenic bicycle tour. This 167km route loops around the Peninsula in a figure of eight taking in many of the most spectacular views and landscape Ireland has to offer. Around eachbend there is another spectacular vista however the highlight of the route is […]

The true hidden gems of the Wild Atlantic Way – Clare

When you see lists of Ireland’s hidden gems including the likes of the Cliff of Moher (which saw over 1.4 million visitors in 2016) then you know that the term ‘hidden gem’ has become a cliche and is in danger of losing all meaning. However that doesn’t meant that the 2500km of the Wild Atlantic […]

The true hidden gems of the Wild Atlantic Way – Kerry

When you see lists of Ireland’s hidden gems including the likes of the Cliff of Moher (which saw over 1.4 million visitors in 2016) then you know that the term ‘hidden gem’ has become a cliche and is in danger of losing all meaning. However that doesn’t meant that the 2500km of the Wild Atlantic […]

The true hidden gems of the Wild Atlantic Way – Cork

When you see lists of Ireland’s hidden gems including the likes of the Cliff of Moher (which saw over 1.4 million visitors in 2016) then you know that the term ‘hidden gem’ has become a cliche and is in danger of losing all meaning.  However that doesn’t meant that the 2500km of the Wild Atlantic […]

The true hidden gems of the Wild Atlantic Way – Galway

When you see lists of Ireland’s hidden gems including the likes of the Cliff of Moher (which saw over 1.4 million visitors in 2016) then you know that the term ‘hidden gem’ has become a cliche and is in danger of losing all meaning.  However that doesn’t meant that the 2500km of the Wild Atlantic […]

The true hidden gems of the Wild Atlantic Way – Mayo

When you see lists of Ireland’s hidden gems including the likes of the Cliff of Moher (which saw over 1.4 million visitors in 2016) then you know that the term ‘hidden gem’ has become a cliche and is in danger of losing all meaning.  However that doesn’t meant that the 2500km of the Wild Atlantic […]

Fatbiking the Wicklow coast

In the eighties mountain bikes were known as ‘all terrain bikes’, a term that lives on today in the French for mountain bike – velo tout terrain. But in recent years the concept of a bike that could go anywhere has fallen by the wayside, mountain biking has become increasingly specialised, and the bikes have […]

Cycling the Barrow Way

In the last few week Waterways Ireland submitted an application to create a walking and cycling route along the Barrow Line. The Line is a canal that links the River Barrow with the Grand Canal and shadows the river as it makes it way down to the sea in Wexford. Currently there is a towpath […]

Cycling the Grand and Royal Canals

As an impressionable teenager and keen mountain biker back in the mid-nineties the images of John Tomac dominating on his drop bar mountain bike left an indelible mark. And since then I have always lusted after one. A few months ago my wish was fulfilled when Garry Davoren, of MBW Bike Shop in Galway, lent […]