Cork’s Old Butter Road

Cork’s Old Butter Road

A very scenic part of Cork’s historic Butter Road, between Millstreet and Rylane, was the target for our first real cycling adventure of 2020. Getting butter by road to the Butter Exchange in Cork City, for export to the West Indies and South America, was...
Gap of Dunloe

Gap of Dunloe

We started our journey at Fossa, just outside Killarney on the N72. A roadside cycle path takes you to the Gap Road, a left turn just beyond Fossa. The Gap of Dunloe is well signed and the gentle slope up to Kate Kearney’s Cottage allows you to warm up those...
Hilly Surprises Around Lough Derg

Hilly Surprises Around Lough Derg

Having previously been smitten by Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, we used Killaloe / Ballina, in Counties Clare and Tipperary respectively, as our base this time. Staying in Whitethorn Lodge, just minutes from the historic and beautiful towns, linked by a...
Conquering the Slieve Bloom Mountains

Conquering the Slieve Bloom Mountains

We don’t usually associate the midlands of Ireland with mountains but, linking counties Offaly and Laois, the Slieve Bloom Mountains offer some challenging and really enjoyable cycling opportunities. A part of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, you’ll find...
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