Lyric fm: Paddle your own canoe

paddle talk

On the Blackwater, just under Lismore Castle

Last month, during the Lismore Festival Of Travel Writing, I interviewed author Jasper Winn on the Blackwater. Jasper is the author of Paddle: A Long Way Around Ireland, in which he writes about his experiences of circumnavigating the  Irish coastline by sea-kayak – during what just happened to be the worse summer in living memory.

Jasper has a novel way of travelling to the destination of what he calls his Paddle Talks; he, and any of the audience that are interested, kayak to the location. And this was precisely what happened in Lismore – and will be happening in Kinsale tomorrow.

You can take a look at some of Jasper’s favourite coastal pubs on the Guardian website: Ireland: the 10 best pubs on the coast.

To get a flavour of the Paddle Talk, take a listen to my report for Lyric fm’s Culture File below.



Food writer. Broadcaster. Blogger. Author. Married to Eight Degrees Brewing. Member of the Irish Food Writers' Guild, founder of Irish Food Bloggers Association and co-author of Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer & Cider (New Island)

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