Friday, 30 July 2010

3 Days until it all hits the fan

Hi all,

The title says it all eh? Next week it all starts. 3 Days time we'll be spinning around Waterford boi to see the local sights and hear the local sounds. Cant Wait for it!

Since our last update, we appeared again on the Noctor till 7 show on WLRfm on Wednesday 28th of August, which was great fun. If you didn't catch it, you can take a listen [[HERE]]. We had a good chat about the up coming adventure as well as a chance to plug the 32 32 Table Quiz.

We held the Table Quiz last night in the Showboat, and it was a great success. We raised a nice little bit of money from it, far more that we expected to raise from it. Which is great!

Have to give a huge shout out to all the various people who donated or sponsored prizes for the night, including: Brasserie (if im spelling that right), who donated a voucher for a meal for two; The Theatre Royal Waterford, who provided 4 tickets for their up and coming in house production of Beauty Queen of Leenane; Ellenor Upton, who brought us a bottle of wine and some girlie beauty stuff... thanks again Ellenor! ; Nathans Mam and James's Dad, who donated between them, bottles of wine, more girlie beauty stuff and a cuddely blanket teddy thing; The Olaf lads, who pitched in a soccer ball amongst other stuff, including the time they spent hosting the quiz for us, so big thanks to them aswell!

Want to thank as well (jayziz... this is getting like the Oscars now... I can almost hear the song playing in the background) All the people who couldnt make it, but sent us the cost of a table anyway. Lastly from the thanks, ('bout time says you), Thanks to the winning team on the night, who donated their cash prize back, minus the 20 entry fee, which means €80 for the good cause!

So them's the major developments!

We plan on enjoying the weekend now, ahead of the starting of the trip. See some of the Spraoi festival in between packing up as much stuff as we'll need for the month, charging various batteries... and for those who know Nathan... we will in fact be bring a camera on this trip... just to be different!

Monday night is our last night in Waterford, and is our "Waterford Night", so we hope to see everyone out to see us and wish us well in person! DO IT!

We have a couple of little other plans and ideas, but so far they're only the mere shadows of plans yet to be drafted!

Sh'after Lads!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Imagine... in 2 weeks time well be...

Time, as they say, marches on.

It is starting to creep up on us now, the date of departure, the commencement of the adventure. Nervous? Worried? NEVER! Excited!

Theres just so much to update you on... its shocking...

We have adopted the Childrens Hospital as our charity, and we will be hosting a few fund raising events for their benefit soon enough, confirmed details to follow...

But so far there will be a Table Quiz in the Showboat, in the Glen in Waterford City on Thursday 29th July. €20 per team of 4, and we should reading the first question at 8pm.

We will also have a bagpacking session in an obliging supermarket, just waiting on confirmation before we reveal the venue for this. If anyone would be interested in volunteering their time for some of our fund raising activities, send us a message!

Our Darwinian route is in constant flux. We have a lot of gaps filled in, in terms of where we will be staying each night, and where we will visist between the stops. Some suggested places and things to do that we are going to do are The Father Ted house in Clare, The Dolphin in Dingle, Swim in the Shannon Estuary, Bram Stokers Birthplace in Dublin and a few other besides!

The Route currently looks like this:


At this point we have to give a HUGE thank two new sponsors who have agreed to support the cause! These two fantastic institutions are Kilronan Hostel on Inis Mor and O Brien Line Ferries, which operates between Doolin and the Aran Islands. O Briend Line Ferries are going to take myself and James across Inis Mor free of charge, and Kilronan Hostel is going to put us up for the night, also free of charge!

It is the generosity of places like this that help make it all happen!

As always we are welcome of any suggestions for places to go take a look at, or challenges to attempt on our travels... Drop us a comment on this or on Facebook or you can email us at

Thanks for following so far, and feel free to spread the word to your friends :D

More to follow!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Deeper down the rabbit hole...

"Well boi" from Nathan "Like" Sandison and James "Johnny Underpants" White

Its been a few days since the last update of this blog, and its high time that that situation was remedied.

Since the last update, we've more or less finalised the route we plan on taking... except for the minor detail of making sure we have a place to kip every night. We have a good idea for most of the nights, so we're getting there. We havent left yet, so suggestions for pit stops are more than welcome!


Weve set up an official email for the whole thing...

Feel free to drop us an email if you have any awesome suggestions for our epic adventure!

Also since the last update, weve been approaching people... both charities and companies. We're hoping (and it is really a hope) that we can blag some sponsorship from somewhere! In the mean time, we're also in touch with a number of charities to see if they would deign to be associated with our awesomeness... But we may just be too damn awesome... BANG!

Yesterday, we went live on Waterfords Local Radio Station... WLRfm on the Noctor till 7 show, hosted yesterday by Ms McCann. That was great craic... we kind of had a slow start on it but then we rocked that joint. Anyone who wants to listen, it was recorded and uploaded to these internets by David Walsh.

Lastly for this post, we want to thank everyone who hit the "Nathan" button on our facebook page... (listen to the radio recording and see why weve renamed the "Like" button...)

Shock... SHOCK... at the time of writing... we have 285 people on the page... which is fecking FANTASTIC... anywho... more updates to follow!

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Drafts over Draughts

So the route is taking shape!

We have the early parts agreed upon... the journey North. On our travels we will be making a show of ourselves in the following locations:

Cobh Fota Island, Cork City, Blarney Castle, Bandon, Mizen Head, Bantry, Killarney, Dingle, Tralee, Limerick City, Bunratty Castle, At some walls in Ennis..., The Aran Islands, In some fields of Athenry, Galway City, Coagh Patrick, Boyle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Sligo, Bundoran, Letterkenny, Malin Head, THE NORTH.

We also have a couple of the challenges:

40 Shades of green,
32 County nick-nacks,
Break a law in every county,
A picture beside the welcome sign to every county,

You can follow as the Route becomes more final here: (While theres a full route over the two pages here, its still not confirmed yet!) ((and wont be till the end of this month!!)

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Planning the Adventure

The countdown has begun!

In a little under a months time, two intrepid explorers will set out to do something that has probably never EVER been done before.... yeah... to get to each and every of the 32 counties of Ireland in 32 nights, spending 1 night in each county.

But it wont be a case of just travelling around and having a kip when we get there... there will be challenges along the way... the easiest, and most obvious (aside from not getting fed up and coming home after 3 nights) is to collect 40 items that are all of different shades of green.

The route that will be taken is currently being formulated, along with other mind boggling logistical details (just HOW much drinking money will we need for a whole month??)

August 3rd is a pencilled in date... but is likely to change!

Watch this space for details on shananagans as we make them up.