Paddy O’Leary was raised on a dairy farm in County Wexford, Ireland, and grew up playing on the local hurling and Gaelic football fields. However, he didn’t discover his love and talent for ultra running until he moved to the US in 2013.
Now he’s coming home to rediscover Ireland through the lens of mountain running. He’ll be attempting the Wicklow Round - a 26-peak, 100km, off-trail challenge in the mountains to the south of Dublin. Along the way, he’ll visit pubs, kitchens, and farmhouses across the country to learn about Ireland’s mountain running community and history.
You can track Paddy during his Wicklow Round attempt here:
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Music: Liz and Dan Faiella