June 2015

Monthly Archives

  • 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    Maps can be Endlessly Fascinating Historical Documents – and a lot of Fun For some, the advent of the ‘Sat Nav’ was a dream come true.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 […]

  • Base Lines project

    Interview with Andy McGill, talking to Pat Kenny OSi “The Baselines Project effectively defines our territorial waters” The task of map making would usually be associated with people in yellow jackets taking readings from instruments mounted on tripods on very firm ground or carefully drafting detailed maps in quiet, even dusty offices. Recently a very […]