Dungarvan quayside

Deise Greenway

We were both looking forward to the official opening of the Waterford Greenway so once it opened we booked a Friday off work to try it out. With Richard hailing from Clonmel we stayed the Thursday night in his homeplace and set off early Friday morning for Dungarvan. Since the Deise greenway opened, a host of bike rental shops have opened so you will be … Continue reading Deise Greenway

Mullingar greenway

Old Rail Trail

We cycled the new Westmeath Greenway along the old Mullingar-Athlone railway line.   This is the Westmeath section of the Dublin–Galway Greenway and extends from the existing Royal Canal Greenway in Mullingar to the town of Athlone.  It will be known as the Old Rail Trail Greenway and is for recreational cyclists and walkers. The walking and cycling route is on a tarmacadam surface and is … Continue reading Old Rail Trail

West coast Achill island

Exploring Mayo

We spent three days in Westport in county Mayo in the west of Ireland.  Westport is a lively town with a great atmosphere and lots of things to do. Croagh patrick On the first day we climbed Croagh Patrick mountain, which is located about 10 kilometres outside of Westport.  There are great views from the top of Clew bay. The weather can turn as we … Continue reading Exploring Mayo

Coffee shop at Lyons Village

Cycling along the Grand Canal

Cycling from Dublin city to Celbridge, Kildare If you are looking to get out of Dublin city for the day, a good idea is to rent bikes and cycle along the Grand Canal. You can cycle along the canal towpath on a flat safe surface, away from the busy roads.  After 25 kilometres, you will discover the old restored Lyons village in County Kildare.  It’s a picturesque old … Continue reading Cycling along the Grand Canal