Ireland is famous for its amazing scenery, but alongside the most well-known beauty spots are many hidden gems known only to locals. Now, thanks to those clever people at Gym+Coffee, it’s easy to find your perfect corner of Ireland with the new Make Life Richer Map.
The Make Life Richer Map is an interactive online guide to some of Ireland’s best and most breath-taking locations. The map covers 11 regions across the country with key activities highlighted in each location. From long hikes to gentle strolls, idyllic coffee shops, scenic cycles or even a night of star gazing, Gym+Coffee’s interactive map has you covered.
The Gym+Coffee ethos encourages an active and social lifestyle. The good people behind the clothing brand believe enjoyment is key. They want us to have fun, rather than feel like we ‘should’ do certain things to stay healthy. Speaking about the launch, Gym+Coffee co-founder Diarmuid McSweeney said:
“We created the Make Life Richer Map as a hub for our growing community and to continue to deliver on our ethos, encouraging a healthy balance of an active and social lifestyle. We were getting so many requests for recommendations of things to do in Ireland to keep active and grab a coffee, so we thought let’s do this.
With people making sometimes unrealistic resolutions in the new year, we felt January was the perfect time to launch. We’re offering a fun and alternative way to achieve goals. We looked for places and locales that speak to the Gym+Coffee lifestyle. We highlighted places that are not so well-known as we want people to discover something new and take the road less travelled.”
Gym+Coffee plan to add new locations to the Make Life Richer Map regularly. Do you know a cycle as spectacular as the Shannon Blue Way? Perhaps you know a coffee spot as cool as Portmagee’s Smuggler’s Café? If so, Gym+Coffee want to hear from you! Get in touch to let them know about secret seaside strolls, great gyms or cool local businesses.
Currently, you can find activities at Donegal, Antrim, Down, Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Kerry, Clare, Galway, Mayo and Leitrim. A set of clear guidelines accompanies each location and activity on the map, so you can be sure you’re not setting off on a Camino-style voyage when all you wanted was a leisurely 5k walk!
So, what are you waiting for? Get off the beaten track and see some of Ireland’s lesser-known landmarks. Then reward yourself for all that activity with a big slice of cake at one of their selected cafes. To visit the map and find out more, head to map.gympluscoffee.com.
Gym+Coffee is an Irish clothing brand founded in 2017 by three friends. Although fashion is at the forefront of the company, they’re really about so much more than leisure wear. They’re encouraging people to #MakeLifeRicher by adopting a lifestyle that balances healthy living with an active social life.
Gym+Coffee has developed something of a cult following since its inception. High-profile fans include Brian O’Driscoll, Joe Wicks, Amy Huberman and Westlife’s Nicky Byrne. The brand has also built up a loyal community of like-minded folk who have a common goal: Make Life Richer.