Category Archives: Ireland

Anything I wrote from home by which I mean anywhere in the land of the Gaels.

Faha Ridge.

With only a couple of days left in Ireland, I was delighted to get a chance to go out on the hills again. A few weeks of kayaking and swimming have started to get boring so it was nice to … Continue reading

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Our Own Worst Enemy: 1916 to the Civil War

So when complaints about Irish Water and politicians run out of steam, recently we’ve been inevitably turning back to the commemoration of the Easter Rising, an unsuccessful insurrection against British rule in 1916. Of course nothing in Ireland is ever … Continue reading

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Kick off for Kilimanjaro.

Well all, the time has come, the moment I’ve been waiting for, for quite some time. I’m getting ready to go eat prior to heading to Dublin airport for the first leg of my journey towards Tanzania to climb Mount … Continue reading

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Back from the Brink

Bloody hell.   My last entry was on April 29th. A lot has happened since then! Firstly my apologies for the absence of the better part of three weeks, the joys of final year, exams, wrapping up, they all sort … Continue reading

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Marching in the Mournes

Well it’s been Easter break here and we’ve enjoyed some unseasonably good weather here in Ireland for Spring. This basically translates as that the sun made an appearance and it was mostly dry. Clearly the end of the world is … Continue reading

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Life

Hey all, This is just a quick post to explain me ‘aul absence for the last month reallY! As ye all know, last semester of college so been quite hectic. Been doing my best to be out hiking and causing … Continue reading

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Training for le Alps. Howling Ridge and Curved Gully, 2010.

Well while I had been getting into climbing back home, I hadn’t exactly done too much mountain work beyond the odd hike and ramble in Kerry or Cork. So with the spectre of the summer trip to the Alps looming, … Continue reading

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