The trip was completed by Sinead McDermott, Alastair McDermott, Paul Morton, Bruce Ryan, Mike McCarthy, Mike Millar, Joe McDermott. Back up was by Pauline McDermott and Cepta Morton. Day 1 and 2 were bright and sunny overall. Day 3 was brutal, cycling into a hurricane, branches littering the road sides, driving rainshowers. Day 4 and the wind eased somewhat and it was dry. Personally I felt very good considering I had just had my appendix removed!!
Joe is an author, poet, historian, and guided walks consultant. He lives in Newport, Co. Mayo. Scriptwriter and presenter of “Old Port to Newport”, Joe McDermott is the author of a number of fiction and non-fiction books including Sheegorey (historical fiction), the History of St. Mary’s Hospital, Castlebar, as well as hiking guide books such as The Western Way, The Bangor Trail, and The Foxford Way.