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Encouraging you to get outside and experience life from an environmentally friendly perspective. We offer an interactive map that shows you interesting bike and walking routes as well as historical and cultural markers that will guide you along the way.

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Berlin Wall

  Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Construction of the Wall was commenced by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) on 13 August 1961. The Wall cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany, including East Berlin. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area (later known as the "death strip") that contained anti-vehicle trenches, beds of nails, and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" from building a socialist state in East Germany.

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Sunny South East

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The South East which consists of the five counties of Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford. Fondly referred to by the 'Irish' as the 'Sunny South East', the region is famous for its vibrant towns, rural getaways and coastal villages and resorts. The landscape of the South East comprises a mix of rolling hills, woodlands and farmlands, picturesque river valleys of the Blackwater, Barrow, Nore, Suir and Slaney, and a craggy coastline adorned by a necklace of quaint fishing villages and coastal resorts. Early visitors, invaders, and raiders, merchants and traders helped create many structures, distinguishing marks and locations giving the area a name as Ireland's historic region. Visitors from overseas are attracted by the richness and variety of heritage sites in the South East.

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The Alps

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The Alps are the largest and highest mountain chain in Europe, covering about 1200 kilometers (750 miles) from end to end. They start from the south of France in the Maritime Alps and sort of curve around the French Italian border to the north of Italy, and then all the way to Slovenia. In the north they extend to Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, both in the south of Germany. In the heart of the mountains lies Switzerland, probably the country most associated with the Alpine pastures and cheese. East of Switzerland lies Austria, one of my favorite places (Check out my Comprehensive Write-up of Hiking in Austria). And, of course, let’s not forget Lichtenstein between Austria and Switzerland, and Monaco between France and the Mediterranean Sea.

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Markers

Here is a list of popular markers. Click on any icon to be brought to it on the interactive map or click here to see all markers.

Kennedy Homestead

The birthplace of President John.F.Kennedy's great- grandfather is about 6km from New Ross. It's in Dunganstown which is in our Parish of Horeswood. He would have gone to mass in St. Brigid's Church,Ballykelly. Patrick Kennedy was born here in 1823.


Killesk Castle

This is a fortified church . It was built for defensive purposes like the fortified church in Clonmines. It is thought to have been built by Hervey de Monte Marisco,the founder of Dunbrody Abbey, or his nephew,Geoffrey.


Sowjetisches Ehrenmal

The Soviet War Memorial was erected in the period between May 1947 and November 1949 and covers an area of 30 000m2. The memorial contains the largest Soviet cemetery in Berlin, which is also the largest Russian cemetery in Europe outside of Russia.


Brandenburger Tor

The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th-century neoclassical monument in Berlin, built on the orders of Prussian king Frederick William II after the temporary restoration of order during the Batavian Revolution.


Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold.


Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie was the name given by the Western Allies to the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War (1947–1991).


Television tower

Situated in Marien quarter, the tower was constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the government of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). It was intended to be both a symbol of Communist power and of the city


Reichstag

The Reichstag is a historic edifice in Berlin, constructed to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Diet until 1933, when it was severely damaged after being set on fire.


Sanssouci

Sanssouci is a historical building in Potsdam, near Berlin. Built by Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, as his summer palace, it is often counted among the German rivals of Versailles.





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About us

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About us

About me more like it... I was born and raised in the sunny south east, went to college in Limerick and in my late twenties, i left Ireland for the continent.

Why was the Website built

After travelling around Europe and learning about local cultures in different countries, there came a certain point where I realised I knew very little about my own local history. I would show people where I lived on google maps and didn't even know the history of the closest castle to my house.

Why is it provided in Irish (and German)

I wish I had made more of an effort in school to learn this language. I can't speak Irish at the moment and for now, I will learn German as I currently reside in Berlin. In the future, I will definitely try to learn Irish again.

Why did I start in Wexford

Close to where I grew up, there are people currently planning a new long distance cycle path, the Wexford Greenway. I wanted to encourage people to leave the Wexford Greenway every now and again and explore the country side. I decided to create this interactive map, where I would show different routes and points of historical interests along these routes.

How you can contribute

I actually learned quite a bit about my local area's history and this is only after I put in a small number of markers. That is why I want to encourage people to contribute information, not to me, but to sites like Wikipedia where it can be accessed by more people. If you wish to suggest a new historical site or provide further information on a historical site, please just get in contact with me.

The obligatory Kilkenny dig

Having gone to school on the border between Wexford and Killkenny and knowing quite a lot of Kilkenny folk, I would suggest they go back and lean some basic physiology because There is a significant difference between the elbow and the shoulder.

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Our Team

Meet our team. We are convinced you have at least met 2 of them before.

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Paul Stafford

Cofounder

A bit of a Niall Quinn here but I pretty much did all the techie stuff myself. Currently, an Engineering Manager, and this really is my side project.

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Coffee

Concentration

I would not have made it this far in life without it.

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Lindsay Graham

Cofounder

Tackling this project from the product side. Watch out Komoot and AllTrails!! With a background in urban planning and climate adaptation, I am currently a product owner with an ag-tech start-up.

Blog Posts

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Blog Berlin Wall part 1

13-04-20

Paul starts his very first cycle trip after ogham-stone.com was launched. Paul hits the mean streets of Berlin and starts to tackle the beast from the east.. The Berlin wall. Yes, but only the first part of the Berlin wall. Is he mad? No... Was he dropped on his head several times as a child? Yes...

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Blog Berlin Wall part 3

18-04-20

Paul's at it again. His legs not content from the lashing they took from cycling part 1 and part 2 of the Berlin wall, he's continuing on!! He's determined to do the entire Berlin wall!! A source close to Paul stated that his drive to finish the beast from the east is fueled by his desire to rub this achievement in his friends' faces. Will he survive cycling part 3 of the Berlin wall or get swallowed up by the crowds congregating at the row of blooming cherry blossom trees!!

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Blog Berlin Wall part 4

04-05-20

As the circle is almost complete, you are close to the end of stage 4 of the Berlin wall... Almost there you think... 1... more.. stage... you hear words ring chime softy from the streets.... Ick komm aus Spandau, wo kommst du?

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Blog Berlin Wall part 5

11-05-20

The clans united... the circle completed... the tide has returned.... however you want to describe it. Paul has cycled the entire Berlin wall... what a feeling... what a city.

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Blog Berlin Wall part 2

24-05-20

Almost there.. second last part... This time Paul goes through the most touristy part of the city. Courageously battling his way through the swarms of Guiris in order to finish the Berlin wall and to bring an end of this journey.

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Blog Bike Touring Checklist

25-05-20

A checklist of things you need if you plan on doing a bike tour. Also some games that you can with your friends and some food recommendations while on the trip.

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Pints Cards Pierogi and Soviet warplanes

21-06-20

Lads lads lads lads lads, lads on tour!! What more do you want? After slapping on the ould factor 50, putting on our padded cycling shorts, Paul and his merry band swashbuckling buccaneers hit part 3 and part 4 of the Oder Neisse.

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The Lads, The Pest, Passau and the rest

17-08-20

The lads go out of their way to tackle the great Danube, old frontier to the mighty Roman empire. It's now subject to a cacophony of curse words and bad body odor as the lads wash themselves daily in it as they make their way from Passau in the wast to Budapest in the east. What a journey!!

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First trip to the Alps in the van

26-09-20

Paul goes down south in a van into the Austrian and Italian Alps to do some hiking, drink some coffee and eat a lot of olives. During the trip though, the importance of always been close to an accessible toilet takes on a whole new meaning.

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