My name is Brian McIntyre. During late July and August 2013 I cycled the coast and borders of the Republic of Ireland, and using the opportunity to raise money for charity (Peter McVerry Trust).
In the lead up to the 100th anniversary of 1916, I was interested to see how our little country is doing. Cycling its perimeter, observing and talking to its people, is my own way of taking the lie of the land.
This was a 26 day-long expedition and I cycled about 2,000km.
All monies went directly to the Peter McVerry Trust which supports young homeless people in Dublin to break the cycle of homelessness and move towards independent living.
Many thanks to all who donated.
I wrote a list of ‘top ten observations cycling around Ireland’ for The Irish Times. Find it here.