Why?

People ask why we are doing this, for my part anyway part of the reason I came to Ireland was as a Bristol based Graphic Designer I was becoming less and less comfortable with the way my industry was promoting and in turn propagating mass consumption and Western consumerism.  I wanted a change, I was fortunate enough to be at the forefront of the beginning of Mountain Biking in the UK in the mid 80’s. I was one of theRead more

New Marin bikes for the 2017 hire fleet

For the new season we are expanding our range of Marin hire bikes, our Gestalt 1’s proved popular last year and this year we are moving up the range with the Award Winning Gestalt 2 here’s what Bicycling Magazine said Garnering such praise as “smooth and lively,” “I could ride this bike forever,” and “wow, just wow,” the Marin Gestalt 2 surprised us with an astonishing versatility beyond that of a regular road bike. (The $1,209 price tag didn’t hurtRead more

Connemara Ponies

At Goleen Harbour Farm we keep Connemara Ponies for breeding, Connemara’s are classified as an Irish Rare Breed and it is our aim to breed Performance foals but of old type breeding our foundation mare Kildromin Katie above is a great example of a true type Connemara, they are a hardy breed, easy to keep, friendly and light on the ground. Olive in the feature image is a Blue Eyed Cream, she too has great breeding and when put toRead more

The best cycling roads in Ireland on our doorstep…

Above is the view from close to the top of a long climb (Cat 3) out of Goleen village, looking South to Cape Clear Island and the iconic Fastnet Rock Lighthouse I do believe we have arguably the best road riding in Ireland in terms of the combination of scenery, terrain and low traffic volumes. Ok so the surfaces are not great, personally I use a Cyclocross bike which gives me the option of taking the odd bog road andRead more