Jasper Winn set out to solo paddle around Ireland. It took him about 3 months to do so. Jasper did not set out to set a speed record only to explore the islands and the Pubs.
Jasper is an Irishman who has lived in various places about the island including Dublin and you can read a more extensive account of his adventures Dailymail website, an Irish online newspaper.
A little background on Ireland. It is an old country populated by Celtic tribes. They were fierce warriors both men and women and notorious raiders before the time of St Patrick. In fact St Patrick was capture in a raid and made a slave. He escaped back to Britain but felt that God was calling him back to Ireland to reach the unsaved. If you would like to learn more about the time of St Patrick I recommend the book How the Irish Saved Civilization, by Thomas Cahill.