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Moto Bikemad 07-26-2011 01:22 PM

Ireland, been there seen that!
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If you visited the Island of Ireland, where should you go and what would you see?

I have been riding all over the island but there must be a few places I have missed.

Any ideas?

If you come here go to........

Newcastle County Down

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Moto Bikemad 07-26-2011 01:23 PM

Ireland, been there seen that!
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Have a Fry in Café Crème

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Moto Bikemad 07-26-2011 01:29 PM

Ireland, been there seen that!
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Ride the The Mourne Mountains,
a granite mountain range located in County Down in the south-east of Northern Ireland,
are among the most famous of the mountains in the country.

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roadholder 07-26-2011 02:48 PM

Great pics Bikemad. Looks like a good bike destination from what I can see?
Will have to check it out one day.

Celtic Curmudgeon 07-26-2011 05:26 PM

Holy Crap! That breakfast should come wtih a side of Lipitor and a defibrillator! :dg Great late-night post-pub food.

My "peeps" are Ulster Scots, so Belfast and the surrounding areas are high on my "must do" list. The Sons of Anarchy episodes set in Belfast really piqued my interest in going over and renting a bike for a few days.

Meter Man 07-26-2011 06:23 PM

Torrs Head Road or some such name in Antrim crawls along the cliffs and ocean. Awesome road, unfortunately it was storming when I was on it, so I was more concerned about going over the side.

acesandeights 07-26-2011 08:34 PM

My wife and I honeymooned in Ireland, not on a bike though

squish 07-26-2011 10:04 PM

In '02 we honeymooned there as well, only mostly down southwestish.

Had a lovely time even if it rained everyday.

stujamur 07-26-2011 11:04 PM

Holy shit its blue skys in those pics...

Lived there for 19 years but not a fan of sooo much rain... upside is rain = pub time...

when the weather is good it is brilliant ...

nice twisties in wicklow mountains...

not much dirt unless you are keen on mx, allot mates there ride track and mx and stay off the road...

I miss it

Moto Bikemad 07-27-2011 01:23 AM

[QUOTE=Celtic Curmudgeon;16486013]Holy Crap! That breakfast should come wtih a side of Lipitor and a defibrillator! :dg Great late-night post-pub food.

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this breakfast is for a treat, not every week,
my boys call it a DIRTY FRY, <o:p></o:p>
and all for only £ 5.00 $8.00 with coffee and no grits

rymus 07-27-2011 04:39 AM

Having done it extensively over the last few years I'd recommend;

1. West Cork. Pretty much anywhere in West Cork. The road out to sheeps head is a good one, albeit a single track, windy, grass growing in the middle kind of road.

2. The ring of Kerry. All of it. Stopping for pancakes in Strawberry Fields (on the road past Barphinny lake at Molls Gap). Making sure to take in the Gap of Dunloe, Connor Pass and Valentia Island.

3. Donegal coast including a stop up at Malin head.

West Cork & Kerry are my favorites.

Paddy900 07-27-2011 02:56 PM

St Johns Point, Killough

Malin Head, The most Northerly point in Ireland,

Motley 07-28-2011 10:06 AM

Aye..........been there, seen that. Show us some more of "Norn Iron" will ye?

Motley 07-28-2011 10:09 AM

What the..........? No vegetable roll? No black puddin'? Sure thon's only half a fry.

Moto Bikemad 07-28-2011 11:44 AM

Five Fingers Strand
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I didn't know you could get out to the lighthouse at St Johns Point, Killough.
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Do you have to go through the large gates?

I will have to go next week for a look.<o:p></o:p>
Five Fingers Strand ( beach) just round the corner from Malin Head
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