running around ireland

Mary Nolan Hickey: Running a Lap of the Map

Mary Nolan Hickey (66) kicked off 2018 by running around the entire coast of the island of Ireland to raise funds for the RNLI.

By Orla O'Muiri

Alex O Shea

4 Things We Learned From Alex O Shea’s 32 Marathons in 16 Days

Alex O Shea (44) has managed to pull off the unfathomable: 32 marathons in 32 counties in 16 days. The Cork firefighter is a machine!

By Orla O'Muiri

How to Row an Ocean

How To: Row Across An Ocean

Thinking of rowing across an ocean? We caught up with ocean rowing veteran Danny O'Brien to find out everything you need to know before taking it on.

By Orla O'Muiri

oldest woman to row an ocean

Meet the Oldest Woman Ever to Attempt to Row An Ocean Solo (And She’s Irish!)

When Belfast’s Shirley Thompson turned 60, she decided that she would attempt a solo, unsupported row across the Atlantic. She heads off this November!

By Orla O'Muiri

Baring my Soles

Baring my Soles: Climbing 10 Peaks in 10 Days Barefoot

Eamonn Keaveney has taken the art of baring one's soles to a whole new level. This summer he climbed 10 of Ireland's highest mountains in 10 days… barefoot.

By Orla O'Muiri

Dermot Higgins

Retiring in Style: How Dermot Higgins Cycled 30,000km Around the Globe

Dermot Higgins chose to do retirement at little differently. He celebrated his retirement from teaching by setting off to cycle 30,000km around the globe.

By Orla O'Muiri

Paddy O'Leary

Ultra-Runner Paddy O’Leary on Running, Racing, and Refueling

Ultra-running's latest recruit is Wexford’s Paddy O’Leary, an oncology postdoctoral researcher at UCSF in San Francisco. And he is storming up the rankings.

By Orla O'Muiri

Jason Black K2

Summit of My Life: Jason Black’s K2 Epic

Two Irish men successfully summited K2 within hours of each other. We caught up with Jason Black for an epic account of his time on K2.

By Orla O'Muiri

Nikki Bradley

Nikki Bradley: The Four Peaks Challenge

Donegal woman and cancer survivor Nikki Bradley has become the first crutch-user to climb four of the toughest peaks in Ireland in 32 hours.

By Orla O'Muiri

Patrick Corkery North Channel

Meet the Man Who Went From Open Lung Surgery to Swimming the Channel

Patrick Corkery dreamed of swimming the English Channel since he was 7 years old. But he had to get through the notorious North Channel first.

By Orla O'Muiri


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