Ireland, been there seen that!

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Moto Bikemad, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Moto Bikemad

    Moto Bikemad Ride, see, fall off!

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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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  2. Moto Bikemad

    Moto Bikemad Ride, see, fall off!

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    Have a Fry in Café Crème

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  3. Moto Bikemad

    Moto Bikemad Ride, see, fall off!

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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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  4. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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

    Celtic Curmudgeon Indiana Jones wanabe

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    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.
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  6. Meter Man

    Meter Man Living on a prayer

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    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.
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  7. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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

    squish Out of the office.

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

    Had a lovely time even if it rained everyday.
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  9. stujamur

    stujamur keep rollin rollin rollin

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    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
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  10. Moto Bikemad

    Moto Bikemad Ride, see, fall off!

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  11. rymus

    rymus Adventurer

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    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.
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  12. Paddy900

    Paddy900 Adventurer

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    St Johns Point, Killough
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    Malin Head, The most Northerly point in Ireland,
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  13. Motley

    Motley Lurker

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

    Motley Lurker

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

    Moto Bikemad Ride, see, fall off!

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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>
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    Five Fingers Strand ( beach) just round the corner from Malin Head
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  16. somclan

    somclan Been here awhile

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    Cork and Kerry also sometimes have blue skies !

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  17. Moto Bikemad

    Moto Bikemad Ride, see, fall off!

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    Cork and Kerry also sometimes have blue skies!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Where did you take that picture?<o:p></o:p>
    Another sunny day on the "wee" island.<o:p></o:p>
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    I managed to escape with Mrs Bikemad and get a run up the Coast Road, Larne to Portrush the A2.<o:p></o:p>
    Very little traffic until Bushmills and the Giants Causeway (hurray for visitors)<o:p></o:p>
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    Had lunch in Portstewart and then home via Portglenone. <o:p></o:p>
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    Portbraddon was nice. (Yes that is all of it)
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  18. IslandMonkey

    IslandMonkey Been here awhile

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    Ah, The Ring of Kerry......Mannix Point has got to have one of the best campsites anywhere.
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  19. ChubbyThumper

    ChubbyThumper Been here awhile

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    Fanad head

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    Port Salon, gorse fires burning

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    Portsalon beach

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    Total gridlock

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    Glenveagh National park

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    Crolly, Mt Errigal in background

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    St Johns Point Donegal

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    Gweedore

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    Mullaghmore head

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    INISHOWEN PENINSULA

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  20. paddygogo

    paddygogo n00b

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