Tag Archives:Ballyfinnane

Farmers Bridge (S-N)

Posted: June 21, 2018 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

This climb is the middle triplet when cycling between Castlemaine and Tralee, it is more difficult that the Curraghmore climb along the main N70 road, both being far less difficult than the towering Short Mountain climb, with it's masts being visible for miles around on either side of the Sliabh Mish mountains. Begin in the village crossroads of Ballyfinnane, made famous by the Shanty Bar and the upside down man in a barrel adjacent to it. It is almost as if he saw something frightful many moons ago and ducked for cover, he is still [...]

Tour de Ballyfinnane

Posted: April 8, 2017 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

An annual Leisure Cycle in aid of the primary school in Ballyfinnane. Two route options. Please see their website for full details - Tour de Ballyfinnane [...]

Cycling Kerry book release

Posted: March 20, 2017 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

With some of Ireland’s most beautiful and untamed scenery, 400km of rugged coastline and enticingly peaceful roads, what better way to explore County Kerry than by bike? These scenic cycles will guide you along popular routes and bring you to hidden gems. In a county famous for its climbs, some of the country’s most spectacular ascents, summit views and descents feature, including the Conor Pass and Ballaghbeama. Each route description is illustrated with colour maps, photos, a gradient graph and key facts and statistics. Information is [...]

The Thing of Kerry

Posted: August 9, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

A 200 km DIY audax off Kerry's beaten track. It's funny how things go. Last week I checked my facebook  page and saw some guy doing a 300 km ride in England, mainly in the dark. He was commenting how peaceful and tranquil it was. Fast forward to last Sunday which was miserable and gave me too much thinking time. I had a 200 km ride planned with an extremely early start thrown in, for the night ride experience. [...]

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. [...]