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Slea Head

Posted: November 2, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

This 46 Kilometer route is simply spectacular. It leaves Dingle and heads west out the Dingle Peninsula with views beyond compare and a route that is perfect for cycling on any type of bike. The road can be narrow at times but the surface is mostly in good condition. Leaving Dingle Town head westward following sign's for Ventry. Ventry is a small village roughly 8K from Dingle made most famous in recent times for Páidi Ó Sé's pub which has had many a famous vistor since it opened in 1985. The last time I cycled pass this it was too tempting [...]

Camp -> Annascaul-> Castlemaine -> Tralee

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

This 76k/47mi. route is one only to be cycled those who are up for a challenge. This can be quite a testing spin which offers a large variety as well as the possibility of dealing with prevailing unsheltered atlantic winds for sustained periods. The route follows the Dingle road out of Tralee out past Blennerville and it is this road in particular that can be quite exposed depending upon the wind factor. The next port of call is Camp after about 16K, whereby the road to Annascaul is followed. Here begins a noteworthy climb called Gean na [...]

Mick Murphy – The Iron Man

Posted: December 22, 2009 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 7

Breaking a collarbone, escaping body-snatchers, stealing a bike, drinking cow’s blood. Mick Murphy’s story is an extraordinary one which details how after taking up racing only in 1957, he won Ireland’s premier cycle race the following year On May 25th 2007, a barrel-chested old man got out of a car on the side of a hill called the Maum, between Castleisland and Listowel, Co. Kerry. The old man walked with difficulty on two home-made sticks. He was early. Within an hour crowds awaiting that day’s stage of the FBD Insurance Rás [...]