July 2015

Barrowquest Episode 3: Levitstown to Maganey

From looking at our Barrow Way route for the summer and splitting it up into manageable stages, it seems that most of our journeys will be around about 8 km (5 miles), some will be […]

June 2015

Barrowquest Episode 2: Athy to Levitstown Lock

Our wet walk from Graiguenamanagh to St Mullins didn’t deter the youngest member of our family from continuing our exploration of the Barrow towpath, and two weeks after our first expedition of the summer, he was […]

Barrowquest Episode 1: Graiguenamanagh to St Mullins

We’ve set ourselves a challenge for the summer.  This year the Halpin family are on a quest to discover the River Barrow.  The aim is to walk the entire 114 km length of the Barrow […]

May 2015

The Freshford Loop

Over the Easter holidays, I took a trip with my family to the village of Freshford to explore a new family walk that was new to all of us.  The Freshford Loop is an 8km long looped […]

March 2015

5 Reasons To Take The Family Camping in Ireland

As well as being a firm believer in the benefits of outdoor activities, I’ve always been a dedicated camper. From my early years in the family trailer tent through years of camping with the Irish […]

January 2015

A Community Walkway – Abbeyleix Bog

We have lots of favourite family walks but it’s always good to discover a new one, especially a walkway that only exists because of the efforts of a group of community volunteers.  It’s good to […]