Paddy O Leary

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For Christmas lunch or dinner without the crowds or the  queues, order online.

For some people, cooking Christmas lunch or dinner is part of the enjoyment of the day (even if we have to wear a mask while doing so this year). But (...)

Clare Sheridan climbing in Chamonix in the French Alps

It wasn’t a man who firmly told Clare Sheridan that “girls don’t climb” but actually a fellow female member of the UCD Mountaineering Club. This was (...)

‘I was blessed, absolutely blessed, that I was given the opportunity to do the test – and that I did it,’ says retired businessman Paddy O’Leary

When the letter came, it was almost chucked into the bin. Nowadays, retired businessman Paddy O’Leary thanks his lucky stars that something made him (...)

Claire Morrissey running the 101km Eiger Ultra Trail in Switzerland last July.

It is many people’s idea of hell – running through treacherous terrain over mountains for days and nights in often hostile weather conditions – but mo(...)

Djouce and War Hill: two of the 26 summits of the Wicklow Round

After just eight days, one of the toughest records on the Irish mountain running circuit has been broken again. Shane Lynch completed the Wicklow Ro(...)

Shane Lynch broke the record for The Wicklow Round. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Eight days later and one of the toughest records on the Irish mountain running circuit has been broken again. Shane Lynch completed The Wicklow Round,(...)

Paddy O’Leary   during his record run on The Wicklow Round.  Photograph: Ian MacLellan

There is a certain myth and perhaps misconception about the ultra marathon trail runner which Paddy O’Leary appears to talk up and play down at the sa(...)

Paddy O’Leary: ‘I don’t know what motivates people to go up Everest now; climbing over dead bodies, and passing by people who are dying.’ Above, O’Leary in Connemara, with the Twelve Bens in the background. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When you’re out among hills and mountains, you get a different view every time you turn a corner. So it’s appropriate that a newly published history o(...)