Education | Exploration
Fearghal is curious.
A curiosity about the limits of his comfort zone has driven him to spend 18months completing the first Irish circumnavigation of the globe by bike; 31,000km through 30 countries. Curiosity about new ways of researching drove him to walk across Rwanda for his MSc thesis in Environment & Development. He's curious about the potential for adventure to make the classroom come alive so he's currently exploring the Indus river to make an adventure film that teachers can use to make learning about water fun.
It all started when he went on his first adventure in 2003, cycling 900km across Australia after he bought a bike from a guy he met in a bar. Ever since, Fearghal has been using adventure as a tool for education, research, and personal growth.
After teaching Geography at a school in Inner London Fearghal has gotten itchy feet and is making the world his classroom. He's working on a project called The Water Diaries that uses adventurous journeys to highlight and educate about water issues. These journeys have taken him to Bolivia and New York the Indus river by foot and the desert sands of Jordan by 4X4.
Following an overnight cycle to the Jungle camp at Calais Fearghal was prompted to use Adventure to influence the perceptions of people from elsewhere and raise funds for Oxfam's Refugee Appeal. He co-founded Kindness of Strangers and is editing a book of Stories that make your heart grow with Summersdale Publishers.
Fearghal is the winner of the 2017 Land Rover Bursary from the Royal Geographical Society.