Tag Archives:East Kerry

Arise Knocknagoshel….

Posted: August 13, 2019 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

and take your place among the nations of the earth. The famous slogan which was headlined on a banner carried by proud supporters of Charles Stewart Parnell from Knocknagoshel who marched to Newcastlewest in 1891. Full story. Re-grouping near Clogher What a great slogan and words that have been immortalised for well over a century. Certainly, the first word ARISE in the slogan is something that rings very true when cycling to this out-post of east Kerry. There's no escaping the fact that you are going to need your climbing legs to get [...]

Sliabh Luachra Sportive

Posted: June 29, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

The cycling sportive season is well and truly under way. Compared to when I first got into to club cycling about 6 years ago, there is certainly a great variety, with a sportive or "charity" cycle on offer nearly every weekend from now until October. Back in the day it was more or less expected that a cycling club did their yearly sportive, throw in the Ring of Kerry for the charity side of things and that was it. So times have changed with lots of organisations getting in on the act. But is more really better? [...]

The Secret side to Kerry

Posted: May 19, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Certainly from Tralee, many of our club spins can have a predicable or at least a well trodden path attached to them, so a trip out East and beyond Castleisland and Scartaglin has a similar feeling to that possibly experienced by Voyager, hurtling beyond Mars and into the relative unknown of the Solar System. Thankfully we do have a bit more experience of this area than Voyager would of Pluto, but certainly the direction of the weekend's route was new to me. [...]