Episode 43: Sinn Féin with Toiréasa Ferris

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Qwur8DU1XONrpGeK0dkO7?si=f2hTU2zUSPGJrx0Yakg9Vw&dl_branch=1 You probably look at the title of this podcast and wonder what is going on? So I feel like a little disclaimer is in order. It is far from my intention to be canvassing for one political party or another. Instead, I want outdoors enthusiasts to be aware of how their support for various … Continue reading Episode 43: Sinn Féin with Toiréasa Ferris

Episode 25: Mental Health and the Outdoors with Gráinne Clancy

https://open.spotify.com/episode/20Ejfd7AGoABDmfSZzuXUc?si=Xd2nxRUfRvyUHAxnFJjDwQ&dl_branch=1 Gráinne Clancy is a counsellor, psychotherapist and owner of Clancy Care Counselling. Gráinne has vast experience working with people who are going through hard times in their lives. So, I was delighted to have the opportunity to talk with her about how being in the outdoors benefits mental health. You can think of our … Continue reading Episode 25: Mental Health and the Outdoors with Gráinne Clancy

Episode 22: County Wicklow Partnership with Bryan Fennell

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4SdQqYBaG65Tu8Oe3XByLN?si=tiDRJUD8SsuxJXyRHG8-Rg&dl_branch=1 My guest today, Bryan Fennell, is the Rural Recreation Officer for County Wicklow Partnership. He loves the adventures, and works to promote activities, in the wilds of Co. Wicklow. In this episode we talk about opportunities to experience the great outdoors in County Wicklow. Of course, I had to touch on the subject of … Continue reading Episode 22: County Wicklow Partnership with Bryan Fennell

Benefits of the outdoors

This article was posted earlier this year as a guest entry on the DigiGranBiz travel blog. Unfortunately the aforementioned blog no longer exists, so I decided to publish a slightly refreshed version of the original text here on Tommy’s Outdoors website.   Taking on outdoor activities is like a cure for the damaging, sedentary lifestyle … Continue reading Benefits of the outdoors

Cycling 101 – part 3 – Health Concerns

Welcome to part 3 of this blog series dedicated to getting started with cycling. In this instalment we are going to discuss the impact cycling has on health. Cycling and health As controversial as this sounds, in my opinion, cycling is not the greatest sport in relation to health benefits. Don’t get me wrong. It … Continue reading Cycling 101 – part 3 – Health Concerns

Episode 15: Tralee Equestrian Centre with Rachel Daly

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4ohHP9j2ROd2dp2iLA5pYb?si=3vGWQ1FHTyWVKWKpfjAmWQ&dl_branch=1 For many of us horseback riding is one of the best ways to experience the outdoors. In this episode, I talk with Rachel Daly from Tralee Equestrian Centre. You will learn how to get started if you are new to this activity. Rachel will walk you through various disciplines of equestrian sport. You will … Continue reading Episode 15: Tralee Equestrian Centre with Rachel Daly

Episode 14: Wild Adventure Way with Caroline Birch

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7kY9jVUhSm0m537O2ZaWHW?si=BGe4nhcSRbaWC4Gv9eiwKQ&dl_branch=1 In this episode my guest is Caroline Birch, CEO of the Wild Adventure Way. Caroline is an energetic, positive and open-minded person. We cover a whole host of topics. We discuss what adventure is and why we need it. We cover in detail various types of surfing. We also talk about hunting and connection … Continue reading Episode 14: Wild Adventure Way with Caroline Birch

Safety in the outdoors

Taking on outdoor activities alone can offer a unique experience. Being able to focus on fishing, hunting, cycling or trail running without distractions provides an opportunity to enter a meditative state of mind and deeply connect with nature For that reason, many sportsmen prefer to spend time outdoors in solitude. But before you go out … Continue reading Safety in the outdoors

Episode 10: Waterford Greenway and wellbeing with Bernadette Phillips

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7fgixuAKdll1miJDFBp3k6?si=i2xYXihzTdak-YxFkE5eig&dl_branch=1 In this episode, I visited sunny Waterford to meet Bernadette Phillips, sociologist, motivational speaker, radio broadcaster and the founder of New Insights For Change, to talk about Waterford Greenway. As it turned out, the greenway was only a background to a great conversation about the profound importance of the outdoors and connecting with nature.