I’m an avid cyclist living on the west coast of Ireland for the past five years. I live at the edge of Connemara, effectively a large national park region steeped in history relating to the famine era, English rule, the arrival of Christianity, and so on. I’ve embarked on numerous cycling trips throughout the area, most notably a trip following the path led by a disused (and removed) railway line from Galway City to Clifden. The approximately 80km route is earmarked to become a paved cycleway as part of the EuroVelo scheme. Once completed, one can technically cycle from Moscow to Connemara, with two ferry trips of course. Cycling along disused train lines, beat-up sheep trails and farmers’ “boreen” tracks, I’ve managed to photograph and write about areas rarely seen by outsiders.