Category Archives: West Kerry

cycling in west kerry

Revisiting an old friend, twice!

Posted: May 9, 2015 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Looking back at my records it was last Summer since I cycled the Conor Pass. I guess the time to visit the old girl had come around again and as it turned it out we ended up going back home the same way again which meant I got to climb it from both sides today. I've had little in the way of distance cycling over the past number of weeks for a number of reasons but a break in what has been a bad few days of weather left no excuse this morning! [...]

Way out West!

Posted: March 11, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

A magic spring morning ride to Brandon. With the #fitforfeb campaign now history, it's time to focus on re-discovering the 69 towns and villages of Kerry After much debating with myself I opted for West Kerry. Admittedly it's not always a route I'm particular fond of. The main road from Tralee to the Conor Pass seems so straight and bumpy. That is a fact! But when you weigh that against the fact that you have sea on one side and mountain on the other, not to mention the stunning views, it's better to cast aside the negative and focus on the [...]

#fitforfeb week 3

Posted: February 23, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

A week of 2 halves! The 3rd week started out very sluggish, with Sunday being an awful day of constant rain. When it finally dawned on me it wasn't going to stop, it was all about using up the final hours of day light and trotting around for 8 km until I could embrace the sanctuary of a warm house. [...]

Re-discovering Kerry by bike 2015

Posted: December 23, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

69 towns, villages and townlands.....My cycling target for 2015 With the New Year comes new ideas and new challenges. Sadly for myself it looks like I'll be back on the human scrapheap...opppsss...sorry..... live register come the middle of January. This isn't going to get me down! so between trying to find a job I plan to "get on my bike"....and reel off these wonderful places in Kerry. This is something similar to a project I did about 3 years ago. There are a few new places on the list as well as the more established. The simple rule [...]