Outside Interests

When I get the time I like to cycle, play the Uilleann Pipes, the Bodhran, Tin Whistle and Flute.

I ride a customised Raleigh mountain bike and use it to get in and out of work, a round trip of 20 miles. I also go up to the Dublin and Wicklow mountains for the heck of it. There are some great mountain forest tracks just a few miles from my home.

I am a member of Na Poibiri Uilleann (the association of Uilleann Pipers in Ireland, but with a worldwide membership). My teachers of the Pipes in the past have included Tom Clarke, Declan Masterson and Davey Spillane, latter two of "Moving Hearts" and Riverdance fame.

I drive a 1966 Austin Healy Sprite Mk III Picture here. Guess who took this picture, answers on a postcard.

I also like to fly fish for Brown Trout and Salmon in Irish Rivers and Lakes. I had a fine day out in the 2000 season, a catch of 6lbs total (2 * 1.5lb, 3 * 1lb).