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Liam and Bella’s 3,000km to celebrate Ireland’s wildlife

In Compass Informatics we are in the lucky position of applying our work to the effective use and management of our environment and its assets, be they built or natural.  We create systems, analyse data, assist decision-making – and do this using expert skills combined with many years of experience.  But we largely do that from the comfort of an office seat – not the narrow painful seat of a bike, and not through travelling more than 3,000km over one month.  For that, thankfully, we have a colleague!

Liam Lysaght, Compass Informatics team member and director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre for Ireland, is just the man.  Liam is undertaking his Wild Ireland Tour in order to celebrate and enjoy our unique and special natural heritage – his tour presents a personalised perspective on some of what is special about Ireland’s wildlife and an attempt to share this experience with a wider audience. Leaving on August 1st 2014 and returning home a month later, Liam is undertaking a Praeger-like “Way that I cycled”.


The aim of the tour is to cycle around the island of Ireland, a distance of >3,200km within a month, each day visiting some of Ireland’s special wildlife sites and highlighting what is special about them.

Compass Informatics is delighted to sponsor and support Liam and Bella and we look forward to joining them on some of their stages, and via their blogs and radio and news items. Read more here. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for selected updates.

Gearóid Ó Riain, Managing Director. Email: goriain@compass.ie, tel +353 1 210 4580 or: +353 87 290 2343.