Killarney’s Copper Mines Trail – Miners Road

Killarney’s Copper Mines Trail – Miners Road

Richard Clancy of Killarney Guided Walks takes us on a scenic and historic journey along the old Miner’s Road of Killarney’s Copper Mines, known to have been worked upon as far back as 4,000 BC! Now that’s a lot of copper. Richard tells a tale about the modern workings here and gives us a picture […]
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Killarney’s walking guide Richard Clancy

Local guide, Richard Clancy at Torc waterfall, Killarney Co. Kerry – he brings the stones to life when recounting local lore and history of the walks around Killarney National Park See his website: Killarney Guided Walks
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Struicín towards the MacGillycuddy Reeks

Struicín towards the MacGillycuddy Reeks

This story tells a tall tale – standing by the (modern) cairn atop of Struicín looking westwards towards the MacGillycuddy Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range, in Killarney, County Kerry – if you were here you’d have just climbed the smallest and easily managed mountain of the Reeks – rich rewards for just a short climb! […]
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Innisfallen, Lough Léin, Killarney National Park

Boatman Fergus O’Donoghue taking me out to Innisfallen where I hope to film some wild deer looking for foliage amongst the ruined Celtic monastery – might be lucky enough to get the place to mysel, it’s blowing a wind out and the clouds are hunching together, thinking about their next shower Passing Mouse Island on […]
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Ross Castle, Killarney National Park

Ready for a break in the clouds

Heavy grey clouds down by Ross Castle, Killarney – very atmospheric for such surroundings, turbulent times in our Irish history, amazing castle but finer than that, more eloquent is the wild garlic, blue bells and native YEW trees adorning the forest floor around the lake shore, come with me! It’s fab!
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Knocksink Wood, Enniskerry, Co WIcklow

Waiting for the sun

Waiting for a shower to pass, then gonna walk the walk and try record the beautiful flowering spring wild garlic that grows along this exceptional walk in Knocksink Wood, an area of natural conservation in Enniskerry…also waiting for the construction boys to down tools behind me for lunch and give the boirds a chance!
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Michael Rodgers SPS with Jake Mac Manus (Trek Ireland) on top of the Spinc, Glendalough

Michael Rodgers SPS

Me with Michael Rodgers, SPS (your pilgrim guide on the upcoming Trek Ireland in Glendalough DVD, soon to be released) after the steep climb to the top of the Spinc, enjoying the views out across the valley on a glorious sunny spring day in late April 2015. Michael runs retreats in the locality and brings […]
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Pat Connery Uilleann Piper

Pat Connery Uilleann Piper

Pat Connery gives the gift of music and song to those lucky enough to pass through the hallowed, double arched gateway entrance into the Monastic City of Glendalough – what better way to enjoy the sights then hearing an old Irish tune on the spring air, following the footsteps of saintly monks and scholars. Find […]
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Mick Quinn

Mick Quinn

Mick Quinn, a stalwart local trader who sets up his stall every morning outside the Monastic City of Glendalough. Mick’s seen and heard it all, has stories to beat the band and will chat to any who’s made the effort to visit Glendalough. Be sure to call over, say hello, tell him he looks great […]
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A little piece of Heaven in a flowing river

A little piece of Heaven in a flowing river

After climbing up the steps to the Spinc, then on across the broad ridge towards the head of the valley, on my return, seeing this wee brook, in I got to cool me down – who wouldn’t want to bathe in its lovely waters?
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Red Squirrel, Glendalough

Caught rapid

Walking one day by Poulanass waterfall, Glendalough when out of the grasses comes a lovely red squirrel, darts up the tree, delighted to see as i thought they was extinct Shot on Canon XF100 which will feature in the newly captured Trek Ireland in Glendalough DVD… currently only avail;able on my desktop
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One day

One day you need to walk up! Stop weighting! Jean Jose Paccaud Glendalough Hotel Co. Wicklow (after some pints on a summers day)
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Welcome to the May

Make something beautiful

Make something beautiful The overlying sense of what Trek Ireland is about… one might say too easy if you live on Ireland, but that’s no excuse not to get out there a try
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Audio Technica BP 4025

Sounds of silence

Just received the Audio Technica BP 4025 Stereo XY microphone, they say its a soft mike, really great for capturing ambient nature sounds out on field recordings Great! Can’t wait!
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Welcome to the May

What makes Ireland’s countryside so beautiful? The rain. Where does the rain come from? The sky. Look up! Isn’t she fabulous!
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A stoney place

A stoney tale

Climb no mountain, Swim no sea, Cross no river but live in your hut; And your heart will tell you everything
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Bag of Dulse, Co Antrim

Dillisk (dulse)

Available from all good households along the cliff road from Glenarm to Rathlin Island, county Antrim. The McAllister family have harvested dillisk seaweed from the shoreline for over 3 generations… stop by on your way past and grab a bag, good to eat
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Chris Hoey, Chill Massage, Belfast

Chill Massage

Everybody needs a good, no great massage every now and then – I’ve found none better than Thai masseuse Chris Hoey, Chill Massage Belfast to keep me joints in working order. Thanks Chris! Ses his website for more info… http://www.chillmassagebelfast.co.uk/
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Rook

A familiar bird of farmland throughout lowland Ireland – active & noisy from early March to May . Glossy black plumage with white facial patch and base of long bill in adults Collins : Complete guide to Irish Wildlife
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Yes I saw it too!

Amazing really – we’ll all be dead the next time this happens so it truely is once in a lifetime experience to catch the moon’s eclipse of the sun. Everything went dark, like twilight and it happened so fast – I felt a resetting effect for the rest of the day, special day really considering […]
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Michael Gibbons – Walking Ireland

Michael Gibbons (right of photo) – one of the best field archaeologists in Ireland – after his talk on submerged archaeology on coastal regions of Ireland with members of Hill Walkers Association of Ireland & Mountain Views website Donald Finn & Jim Holmes Check out Michael’s website for more information http://walkingireland.com/
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Irish Photo Archive

Seanie showing a small selection of the 3.5 million archived photographs streching back over 70 years … You never know.what you.May find in the archives, check them out at Irish Photo Archive
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A fish out of water

Just how easy is it to get an Irish Pub established anyhow? The Irish pub- they’re our unoffical ambassadorial-like embassies y’know The Irish Pub Global Gathering 2015
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The Irish Times

The Irish Times

I got a phone call while in a café from the Irish Times telling me they’d like to do an article on Trek Ireland. You can read it in the link below. Trek Ireland in The Irish Times Hehehe… The Irish Times… Nice!
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Misty Glendalough

Always a pleasure to visit Glendalough, especially ~ar là dheas bog, a soft day, when the air is quiet with the soft pitter-patter of water off trees. A friend of mine reckons this is the fabled City of Númenor . . . regardless of its origins, both seen and unseen, it is a magical place
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