Seven year old climbs Carrauntoohil

Matt Houlihan a  seven year old from West Cork climbed Ireland’s highest peak Carrauntoohil on Tuesday. The mountain is 1038 meters high and he made the ascent look very easy. He was with his family Heidi, Fran and Niall, plus his godfather Mike who flew over from the UK to accompany him.

Matt’s father Iñaki died of kidney cancer five years ago and Matt wanted to do something in memory of him. So he set up a go fund me page and got sponsorship to climb the mountain.

Watch a short video of Matt’s ascent here

or facebook version, probably needs the sound on…

Matt Houlihan 7, climbs Ireland's highest mountain

Matt Houlihan is seven years old, he did a sponsored climb of Carrauntoohil to get money for Kidney Cancer Research. He did a great job of it too, what a pleasure to go with him and make this film.There is a link in the film, write it down and donate some money for this lads brilliant effort.

Pubblicato da Beara Peninsula su Mercoledì 27 giugno 2018

The BBC even used my video

Boy, 7, climbs mountain in dad's memory

Seven-year-old Matt Houlihan climbed Ireland's highest mountain in memory of his dad, Inaki, who died of cancer.He's now back at Addenbrooke's Hospital with a surprise…

Pubblicato da BBC News: East of England su Giovedì 26 luglio 2018

Seven year old climbs Carrauntoohil

Mike, Fran, Niall, Matt and Heidi

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Michael Dwyer Festival 2018

Michael Dwyer Festival 2018, this year was the twentieth anniversary of the festival and the weather was absolutely fantastic. Musicians came from near and far and lots of great sessions were to be seen and heard.

On the opening night Two time Polka gave a cracking gig in the Lighthouse bar, every body was up dancing within a few minutes.

Watch a video from the Friday night in the Lighthouse bar here, Two Time Polka

Two Time Polka at the Michael Dwyer Festival 2018

Two Time Polka at the Michael Dwyer Festival 2018 out the back of Doc's Lighthouse bar, Allihies on the Beara Peninsula West Cork, Ireland

Pubblicato da Balooz su Martedì 12 giugno 2018

Turn on the sound if it is off…

Michael Dwyer Festival 2018

On the Saturday lot’s of things were happening, and I guess there are photos taken but that was not my job, we had some enjoyable pints out side the bars listening to a few bits of music between.

Sunday we were away bike racing, Neil got fourth…

On Monday night we went up to Jimmy’s for what has become the unofficial closing night.

and were treated to a song by Sue…

Watch a snippet of Sue’s song here, turn up the sound

Sue sings a song at the Michael Dwyer Festival 2018

Monday night in Jimmy's bar, the unofficial closing night. Sue treats us to a song.

Pubblicato da Balooz su Mercoledì 13 giugno 2018

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Allihies Mines Hack

Allihies Mines Hack  –  Laurenzia and Salvador
Laurenzia takes a hack up through the Allihies Hills to see the old Allihies Mines left over from the 1800’s. Salvador the Irish Cob was a little reluctant but they had a good time. The film was made with a Fuji Camera and a DJI drone. I rode my bicycle ahead of them to get the different shots.

Watch the video here, youtube or facebook….

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