Paddy McDonnell Swimming the Shannon

Meet the First Irishman to Swim the Entire Length of the River Shannon

Athlone’s Patrick McDonnell has become the first Irish man (and second person ever) to swim the length of the Shannon. He did so in 14 days.
damian browne

Damian Browne: The Rugby Player Who Rowed Across The Atlantic Ocean

Sixty-three days, six hours and 25 minutes Damian Browne spent alone at sea, as he completed the 4800 km Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge rowing race.
Don Hannon

Don Hannon: The Ultra Runner Who Became a Running Donor

Don Hannon donated half of his liver to his sister, 2 years after that he ran from Cork to the Causeway Coast to encourage others to become organ donors.
Barkley Marathons

Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats its Young

Just 15 people have crossed the finish line in the Barkley Marathons. Irish Eoin Keith is one of the arguably crazy folk that has taken on the challenge.
Fun runs Ireland

7 Fun Runs You Have to Sign up for This Summer

If you are more of an armchair adventurer & the thought of a marathon makes you feel queasy then you should consider signing up for a fun run this summer!
Claire McCluskey and Nick Russell

Claire McCluskey & Nick Russell: The Rookies Who Sailed the Atlantic

Think you are too late to the game to take up sailing? Think again! Claire McCluskey took it up in her late 20s and has sailed across the Atlantic and back.
Helen Turton Basecamp Talk

Interview: Helen Turton Talks Polar Expeditions

Polar explorer Helen Turton will be at the Basecamp Store on Middle Abbey St, Dublin on Wednesday 23 May 2018 at 7 pm to talk all things polar exploration.
Gaelforce West

How Adventure Racing Changed My Life

Adventure racer Dave Gowan tells his story of how signing up to Gaelforce West four years ago transformed him from a couch potato to a bit of hero on the Irish adventure scene.
open water swimming tips

Open Water Swimming: Top Tips from Olympian Keri-Anne Payne

Triple Olympian in the 10k marathon swimming event, Keri Anne Payne shares her top open water swimming tips with
Mizen to Malin Cycle CF

Colitis Sufferer Cycles the Length of the Country in Aid of Cystic Fibrosis

On the 10 May, Irish Sailing Regional Development Officer Ciaran Murphy will be cycling from Malin Head to Mizen Head in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.