Slea Head, Dingle Peninsula

Slea Head, Dingle Peninsula

Ballyferriter (Baile an Fheirtéaraigh) is a great place to stay if you want to cycle the Slea Head area of the Dingle Peninsula. We stayed in the Ceann Sibéal Hotel, which was lovely. On the first afternoon, we turned west along the R559 for a very short while and...
Mizen Head Peninsula, West Cork

Mizen Head Peninsula, West Cork

We have cycled the Sheep’s Head Peninsula many times, so we usually look at the beauty of Dunmanus Bay from that side. On this occasion, we drove through Durrus and out along the Mizen Head Peninsula on the R591. We parked at a spot where churns would have been...
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...
Some Harmless Little Winter Cycles!

Some Harmless Little Winter Cycles!

I’m sure you’ve heard of ‘pet days’? Well, during winter and early spring, when we can’t expect many warm days, we can always look out for the occasional sunny one. You’d be surprised how many there can be. Even apart from the...
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