Episode 64: Leave No Trace with Maura Kiely

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3rVXcKingA4P3a6hto9dSy?si=vVHLKoRgRRCvrGneuQ5NFA&dl_branch=1 Leave No Trace is an outdoor ethics programme designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. Their message is all about helping outdoor enthusiasts to minimise their impact on the environment. https://youtu.be/6KPHg6a4dVw Today our guest is Maura Kiely who is the CEO of Leave No Trace Ireland. During the … Continue reading Episode 64: Leave No Trace with Maura Kiely

Tommy’s Outdoors Top 10 Photos of 2019

After publishing two podcasts back to back in previous weeks today, for something different, I am posting the top 10 outdoors photos that I took in 2019. Most of them have already been posted on my Instagram page, but if you missed some or all of them, or Instagram is not your cup of tea, … Continue reading Tommy’s Outdoors Top 10 Photos of 2019

Episode 58: Shore Fishing in Norway with Irish Angling Adventures

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1MVtnl4NcH9ygVdaFAKTbV?si=CMGSAb1xSGiz_MVGuqYmmQ&dl_branch=1 James is a fellow blogger and vlogger on Irish Angling Adventures. We had the pleasure to host him on episode 42. The second part of that podcast was dedicated to his trip to the Norwegian island of Vega. We finished that podcast with James’s plans to come back to this excellent fishing spot. Not … Continue reading Episode 58: Shore Fishing in Norway with Irish Angling Adventures

Episode 56: New Wave Adventure Therapy with Philip Stallard

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1WilF961KDDqvJxOyqkwcJ?si=7AFzkTsNR4WWFAvEITGv3A&dl_branch=1 The benefits of being outdoors for mental health and wellbeing have been discussed on this podcast many times. Each time you, my listeners, have expressed a great interest in this subject. So, today, we are back at it with Philip Stallard, who is a Director and Adventure Therapist at New Wave Adventure Therapy which … Continue reading Episode 56: New Wave Adventure Therapy with Philip Stallard

Episode 55: Tick Talk Ireland with Mary Ferry Smyth

https://open.spotify.com/episode/11bgryCGvk6mIENlehLAXm?si=pi1HWSPSRCWlITvYlKk5yw&dl_branch=1 Listeners to this podcast, outdoors people, are a high-risk group when it comes to Lyme disease, a serious bacterial infection that gets passed to humans through tick bites. Spending long hours in the wild, often off the beaten track, exposes us to insect bites more than regular folks. But Lyme disease is not only … Continue reading Episode 55: Tick Talk Ireland with Mary Ferry Smyth

Episode 54: The National Biodiversity Data Centre with Dave Wall

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5yzsS0JnemO50WaNeIXCES?si=Ynh3IH-KTCWV2DVTgmDjZg&dl_branch=1 Many of us outdoors people like to keep records of the animal and fish species we have encountered, caught or seen during our time in the outdoors. To keep those records we use spreadsheets, databases, dedicated apps and, perhaps, a pen and paper if you’re a little old-timey chap. As it turns out, there … Continue reading Episode 54: The National Biodiversity Data Centre with Dave Wall

Episode 50: Cycle down the length of Africa with Tomás Mac an t-Saoir – part 2

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0IKIkFXwHfNxJERjsLVBx3?si=HALt-Qd6TbS3vk9mnb3JaA&dl_branch=1 This is the second part of last week’s podcast where we talked with Tomás Mac an t-Saoir about his solo and unsupported cycle down the length of Africa. If you missed the first part, go and listen to it now. Otherwise, let’s jump right in!

Episode 49: Cycle down the length of Africa with Tomás Mac an t-Saoir

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2SPoVNKAxu4bmOu3UUB3Gd?si=PhVoBBNTQMKWjR73KMUqMQ&dl_branch=1 You may remember Tomás from one of the previous episodes of the podcast. Back then, he was a few months away from his planned, solo and unsupported, cycle from Cairo to Cape Town in aid of the Donal Walsh Live Life Foundation. A year later I got to talk with Tomás again. He is … Continue reading Episode 49: Cycle down the length of Africa with Tomás Mac an t-Saoir

Episode 45: Go Wild with Oona Tibbetts

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1sEuCi73NLanH2nSzsljaQ?si=qICorH1nTgCaXsLrWsw5TQ&dl_branch=1 Stand up paddle boarding, also known as SUP, is gaining popularity in Ireland and around the world. Sure, there are many who laugh and take shots at it. But that’s normal when the new kid on the block appears. But SUP is here to stay and, in this episode of the podcast, I talk … Continue reading Episode 45: Go Wild with Oona Tibbetts