2015

Yearly Archives

  • Holy Wells

    Interview with Olive Keane, talking to Phil Dunphy OSi Originally a native of Fermoy Co Cork, Olive Keane attended school in Carrick-On-Suir and studied at University College, Cork, where she was awarded a BA in Irish and Archaeology. In 2014, Olive retired from teaching in Ardmore Co Waterford. Olive has for several years been interested […]

  • What is GeoHive?

    Aoife Shinners – President of IRLOGI and GIS Consultant with Ordnance Survey Ireland talks about GeoHive What is GeoHive? Aoife Shinners: GeoHive is basically a web portal. You’ll be able to see a MapViewer as you have been able to do on the OSI website, but now, you will be able to bring in additional […]

  • Walk the Line

    Ireland is now Promoting itself as an Activity-Based Destination There was a time – not so long ago – when a holiday in Ireland meant a fortnight in a rain-swept seaside caravan park, kids fighting each other to relieve boredom and parents finding a new depth of meaning in the phrase “for better or worse”. […]

  • A Walk in Scarr

    Enjoy a Great Walk and bag some Duck’s Eggs on the Way Home Although Scarr is relatively low in height at 641m (the 211th highest mountain in Ireland according to the makers of such lists), it affords wonderful views from the centre of the Wicklow Mountains. This route starts from Oldbridge, where there is parking […]

  • Love Maps

    Maps can be Endlessly Fascinating Historical Documents – and a lot of Fun For some, the advent of the ‘Sat Nav’ was a dream come true. For me, I love maps. With a map you know exactly where you are (most of the time!), and if lost, can begin to find a way out. Perhaps […]

  • Letterkeen Walk

    Two Great Walks in One Place – Depending on your Energy Levels This is a very enjoyable walk in a stunning area of south Co Mayo, north of Newport.  It’s a perfect location if you enjoy a very remote walk, peaceful and just broken by bird song. At the start of the walk you’ll find […]