Blog. Why.

17 Jun 2013

I’ve recently helped a few people put together a few WordPress sites - Susan’s new business at, my sister Sheila at and a site for Franny’s boat charter business in Westport at We also use WordPress for our promotional site at work,, and recently I’ve started writing a few articles for the blog. I had forgotten that I enjoyed writing; as a web developer I don’t write much in English these days.

My First Stackoverflow Contribution!

15 Nov 2012

Like most all developers, I am a heavy user of There is nearly always someone who has had the same problem as you in the past and nearly always a helpful answer below it.

Fireballing From A Sligo Perspective

28 Feb 2011

I grew up in Rosses Point and for a long time, Sligo Yacht Club was like a second home to me. Coming from a large family of sailors, I did my first sailing courses as a kid there and finally progressed through the ranks to work as an Instructor in the club. I spent a couple of years competing in the Mirror class with my younger sister, but never very competitively. I loved racing with my friends, but could never commit to the training necessary to get to the top end of the fleet.

The Last Few Weeks....

17 Mar 2009

Hey Guys,

Torres del Paine

12 Feb 2009

We spent the last four days trecking in the Torres del Paine national park in Patagonia. The park is one of the most popular sights in South America and one of the most popular National Parks.

Some more of Bariloche, El Boson and the Navimag Ferry

07 Feb 2009

We ended up having a lovely break in Bariloche. Camped out for the week, ate plenty of the local chocolate and just relaxed - enjoying the peacee and quiet of the lovely little campsite which was located out of the business of the town but luckily on a pretty frequent bus route. We finally got to do a bit of rafting - first time for the both of us and boy did we have fun! Twas absoutely savage. Thankfully neither of us got thrown out of the boat but we did hop in for a swim/bob down some of the rapids and got to laugh at some of the other rafts coming down behind us.

Valparaíso & Santiago

26 Jan 2009

So so we spent a few days in Valparaíso. Crazy town, with lots of hills to keep us fit! We took it nice and easy here, rented a boat and got some more sailing lessons from peter…

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Peter Armstrong

From Sligo, Ireland, currently living in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Previously web applications developer at OnePageCRM and VisualID.

Before that, owner of LSDKiteboarding and Rosses Point Guesthouse.

Interested in sustainability, boats, bicycles and the outdoors.