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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…


The BBC even used my video


Seven year old climbs Carrauntoohil

Mike, Fran, Niall, Matt and Heidi

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National Hill Climb Championships 2015

National Hill Climb Championships 2015 took place on the 3rd of October. Organised very well by the Valley Wheelers Cycling Club of Ballingeary, in Co. Cork. It was a tough circuit of over 6 KM starting with the first half of fast rolling countryside but ending with a steep climb of over 2 KM to the finish line. Over 50 riders took part and the club were fortunate to get some podium places for their own members. It was a great day out and hope all enjoyed themselves.

Should be possible to spot yourself in the video. My Neil rode the circuit before hand with the camera to get some riding shots.

National Hill Climb Championships 2015

National Hill Climb Championships 2015


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Hungry Hill

Hungry Hill Saturday 30th November 2013 a nice 2.5 hours walk from above Rossmackowan to the top and back with Paul O’Shea, Joe Hanley, Sheila Sheehan and John Joe. Beautiful conditions for the time of year. Had a slight fall on the way down and damaged a finger and my zoom lens. But hey ho, he who dares and all that.

Hungry Hill

Hungry Hill

Nearly every Saturday a group leaves the garage east end of town to walk up Hungry Hill, all are welcome. Speak to Paul O’Shea at the garage behind Centra shop.

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