Monthly Archives: July 2013

Wainwright Exquisitely Lovely Golden Ale

Wellllll, maybe I did just buy it for the name. Or rather, that’s what made it jump out from an excellent selection of brews in Sainsbury’s this evening, anyway. A beer named in honour of grumpy hikers? The patron saint … Continue reading

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Charleville Castle, Tullamore, County Offaly

The day after Castle Ward, we set off for Offaly to meet Timothy. The weather was still holding: it was about 24°C, with barely a cloud in sight. The route is pretty straightforward; you just keep on the same road … Continue reading

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Castle Ward Boundary Trail

“Those cows are far away”…with the Ards Peninsula across the water, and the Mull of Galloway on the horizon. A weekday walk’s always better if you’re going somewhere like Castle Ward. Less traffic, a lack of crowds, and the knowledge … Continue reading

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