Irish sailor to finish solo trip around the globe, with help from the French

Irishman Enda O’Coineen has come up with a really clever way to realise his dream and complete his mission to sail around the world. He’s joining up with a French team who also crashed out of the Vendee Globe race and both will finish their mission.

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A swell time - How one woman set a course for a sailing life

Gail MacAllister was once your typical city worker. She had a great job in a London advertising agency, was relatively fit and got on with life. But at 23, despite being given shares, she handed in her notice and set off to hitch hike across the Atlantic Ocean – even though she had never actually sailed before.

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Give sailing a go for the first time this summer

Sailing is a brilliant sport to learn over the warmer summer months so now is the perfect time to get started! The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is hosting a series of Try Sailing taster sessions across the country. The ISA has also launched their Watersports Inclusion Games on 24/25 June in Dun Laoghaire.

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Buddy Up! 5 activities that are perfect for sharing

As part of Centra’s 21-day Challenge to get people more active, we bring you our five favourite adventures that are perfect for sharing with your best buddy for more fun. The challenges aim to get people more active and healthy by trying out new things and making small consistent changes over 21 days.

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In 2012, the first ever Gravity Enduro series of mountain biking races took place in Ireland.

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If you’re fascinated by tales of adrenalin-fuelled exploits, the people behind them, and the sometimes terrible tragedies that they face as they lose friends to adventure, don’t miss the opportunity to hear top British climber Leo Houlding speak at two events.

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The pilgrims’ progress – a Dublin to Donegal kayaking expedition

In 2012 Dermot Higgins and his son Fionn decided to do a pilgrimage from Dublin to Donegal.

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The loneliest place in Ireland – the Bangor Trail

Lenny Antonelli takes a 10-hour hike in Mayo and revels in one of Ireland’s last true stretches of wilderness.

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