Friday October 23, 2020

Reaching the end of the road

Traversing the length of Ireland from end to end isn't as straightforward a challenge as it might seem, writes Jasper Winn.

4th May, 2014
Mizen Head in Co Cork.

What kind of shape is Ireland in? I don't mean economically, because geometry wouldn't even begin to cover that. But geographically?

Seen on a map, our island is a neatish oblong with a fairly obvious top, bottom and two sides. It's not too big either as countries go. In other words, it's the perfect size and shape for satisfying end-to-end and side-to-side challenges.

Malin Head in Co Donegal to Mizen Head in Co Cork -...

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