West Of Ireland

Cycle Trail from Thoor Ballylee to Gort River Walk

Looking for a looped cycle in the Burren lowlands? Itching to get onto your bike? Let me show you a looped cycle trail I recently discovered from Thoor Ballylee to the Gort River Walk( under development) Join my Facebook Group Gort Cycling Trails and let me know if you cycled this trail, what you thought …

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Labane to Bingham Mausoleum in Adrahan looped cycle

Time to map a new safe cycle in the are of the Burren Lowlands !Check out previous such as the Gort Mini Greenway, Gorts Golden Mile , Mary’s walk in Peterswell, walking the Flaggy Shore and the Cahermurphy Looped walk. I created a separate Facebook group “Gort Cycle Trails” Come join! Today I’ll be bringing …

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Image of a fence that needs painted

Do you remember who shot JR Ewing?

Hello world, Who shot JR Ewing?? I will come to that in a minute. To keep myself sane, and with the fabulous weather ( aren’t we just so lucky), I ,  like everybody else in the country, decided it was high time to give some much-needed love to picket fence. I had started the project …

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Gort Railway Station 150th Anniversary 15th of September 1869-2019

Hi all, Welcome to my blog! Today’s article is about the Gort Railway Station. The Railway Station was first opened in 1869, and as this year is 2019, it’s the 150th anniversary! I volunteer at the Kiltartan Gregory Museum, and to learn more about Lady Gregory, Yeats, and local history, I read a book written …

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Flaggy Shore Co. Clare, Ireland

Walking the Flaggy Shore

Belated Happy New Year! If this is the first time you are visiting my blog, I have started to document cycles and walks in and around the Burren Lowlands. so far I have documented Gort’s mini Greenway, Gort’s Golden Mile, Mary’s walk in Peterswell. This time I headed out to nearby Co. Clare to walk …

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Mini- Greenway & Gort’s Golden Mile

My last post covered a little treasure in Gort, which I aptly called Gort’s Mini-Greenway. As it happens, this Greenway also connects to Gort’s Golden Mile, making it a loop.. Yes… I think many of you will take note, as who doesn’t like a looped walk/cycle  ( followed by cake I hear you ask?). So …

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Exploring Gort’s mini-greenway

Hello all, Did you know Gort has its very own greenway ? A friend of mine mentioned there is a safe way to cycle from Gort to Coole Park. This was totally new to me, and until then I had never known about it. So I set out to find out. I have called it …

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Homecoming Galway Seniors and the M17/M18 Cycle

Hi all, Well, well,  what I week, that’s all I can say! Unless you have been living under a rock( or maybe you live outside of Ireland and are not familiar with hurling), the all- Ireland Senior hurling championships took place last Sunday between Waterford and Galway and the Galway team won!!  It’s been 29 …

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The one about the parking fine and the summer holidays

Hello Readers, Hope you are enjoying/have enjoyed or will be enjoying some downtime this summer. We are just back from the Bells on tour, spending some time in sunny Portugal, followed by a shorter breaker on Inishbofin( As it happens the weather was glorious there too ,which was really the icing on the cake). It …

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