Tag Archives:Farranfore

30 Days and 30 Cycles: Day 10

Posted: June 19, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Day 10 today was the Currow CC Annual leisure tour and 63 miles of cycling in glorious weather for a change. I was reminded about the song "I could have danced all night" because I sure felt that I could have cycled all day today. The spin today left Currow, headed for Tralee, Castlemaine, Milltown, Killorglin, Killarney and back to Currow via Farranfore. The pace was mostly controlled which is only right for a leisure cycle but I did get an opportunity to stretch my legs ascending the Tralee side of the hill to Castlemaine as well as the way home [...]

30 Days and 30 Cycles: Day 7

Posted: June 16, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Today was a club spin and legs were tired but cycling in the group made it a little easier. We ended up doing 35 Miles (56 k). We left Tralee and headed for Castleisland, Farranfore, Castlemaine and back to Tralee. The pace was pretty high with the spin completed in 1 hour and 45 mins. I got a twinge of a cramp in my right thigh ascending the last climb after Castlemaine so sat up a little until I got home. Route was as follows.... [...]

Currow -> Castleisland -> Farranfore: The Long Way!

Posted: December 26, 2009 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

This route starts in Currow, which is a village situated in Mid-Kerry, about 3 miles from Farranfore and 5 miles from Castleisland. It is a route that is dear to my heart given that it is in my homeland and I try to get out on this route as often as I can. This routes offers mostly flat territory on quiet country roads with little traffic when away from the town centers in the route. [...]

Castleisland -> Farranfore -> Tralee

Posted: December 22, 2009 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

This 41k/25mi. route leaves tralee and heads in the direction of Castleisland. From Castleisland the road meanders towards Farranfore and then turning right to head back into tralee. This route is very flat with only one slight hill whilst heading under the Currans bypass towards the turn off for Gortatlea. It would be considered one of the safest routes in the county as most of the cycle (with the exception of the Castleisland to Farranfore stretch [approx 4 miles]) is on main roads with smooth hard shoulders which give plenty room for both [...]