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Archive for ‘October 30th, 2014’

Many roads to Jerusalem

IMG_1348.JPG My plan this year was to start in Rome and head for Brindisi. But the best laid plans don’t always work out. Ian Brodrick twisted my arm gently and I headed to Dijon instead to help with marking the Jerusalem Way. When I get more time I will update with some detail. It turned out to be a great week!

Carlow to Bobbio

Crypt 3 Ronan beside rapid Writing His Rule Top 2 Bridge SpanOne of the great memories from 2010 was diverting from the Via Francigena and visiting the tomb of Columbanus in Bobbio.

Doing so under our own steam made it special – were we the first Carlovians to do so since Columbanus himself!

Bridge and Bobbio 3


One of the great sights on the Barrow is to see the members of Carlow Rowing Club on the water. Especially early in the morning. Every Sunday morning the river comes to life as they head up towards Knockbeg and back to quayside, under the watchful eyes of their coaches who bike alongside shouting in instructions.

Barrow Track


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