Ireland, been there seen that!

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

  1. Kevin-

    Kevin- Adventurer

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    Some great pictures there, I must say the Giants Causeway really is a fantastic sight and has to be on anyones list if they are touring


    Father Teds house- nice one:D
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  2. ebel

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    I'm another Irish person.

    Oh yes, there's nothing like a "Irish Breakfast" aka "a fry". You seem to have a slightly americanized form here cause you don't have black or white pudding, and coffee, instead of a mug of tea :) (It's essentially the same as an "English Breakfast"). Nothing like a good full breakfast in the morning. Sets up for hours of riding around. Nom nom nom.

    Ditto. Some great advice there. Kerry and Cork are my favourites aswell. I haven't gone up North much myself. Did a weekend around Donegal, which was good, but not as good at Kerry/Cork.

    Got oodles of photos and videos myself:

    Videos: http://www.youtube.com/slashtomeu
    Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rorymccann/sets/72157627004907232/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/rorymccann/sets/72157626938588538/ etc.
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  3. Blagadán

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    And not just the "ring" of kerry... Most folks only stick to the road that rings the peninsula (ring of kerry.... doh) but there are some truly remarkable sights if you go down the middle of the peninsula, on the black valley route... Killarney to Waterville via the gap of dunloe... Next time ye're down there, keep it in mind.... Tour busses can't fit on these narrow & twisty "1 car", or should I say "1 cart" lanes.... Perfect for dual sport bikes though :D

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  4. Powershouse

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    Alright then, I'm subscribed to this thread and taking notes. Looks to be some great country for exploring!

    Kevin
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  5. ebel

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    Definitly! Think I've done part of that route you have there, maybe not all of it. There's still more for me to explore.

    Clip of that bit in particular (at 1:04):
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    The actual Ring of Kerry is alright, not great (I prefer the nearby Ring of Béara). Quite touristy. If you do do it, do it clockwise. All the busses and coaches have to do it anti-clockwise (they would get stuck otherwise), and if you go anti-clockwise you could be stuck behind a bus. Must better to meet them head on:

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  6. acesandeights

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    My wife and I didn't see the Ring of Kerry, but spent extra time near Galway/Barna (I'm sure my spelling if off) and Dingle. I'd move there if I could.
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  7. MotoCamper

    MotoCamper Throttling something

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    Outstanding! I went there in 2002 and I hope to go back to visit Ireland again some day. This time I hope to rent a motorbike.
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  8. Blagadán

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    :D


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  9. Blagadán

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  10. Frey Bentos

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    people who have never been here wouldn't believe it if you tell them you could be half way round a corner in the first pic to suddenly find the road turns into the second pic in twenty yards.:huh:huh
    Nice shnaps by the way. Where are they?
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  11. Blagadán

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    thanks man... most of the pics were taken on the iveragh peninsula, co kerry. A couple of them were taken on the beara peninsula, west cork.

    Heres a few taken while rambling around the SW coast... somewhere near the connor pass, Dingle peninsula...
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  12. Moto Bikemad

    Moto Bikemad Ride, see, fall off!

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    Very nice boys, keep it up, not long now to the spring....:clap
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  13. ChubbyThumper

    ChubbyThumper Been here awhile

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    April in Ireland

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  14. Moto Bikemad

    Moto Bikemad Ride, see, fall off!

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    Very nice, you are brave going on the beach on your own, in case you get stuck. Often thought about it and then chickened out :muutt


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  15. ChubbyThumper

    ChubbyThumper Been here awhile

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    Yep thats me, I was sent in to that one to "test the water".

    If I'm alone I usually walk a bit of the track first. Its amazing what fear and a bit of right hand can achieve!
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  16. Frey Bentos

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    Lovely job. To my shame, I didn't go out today. Just padded about the house looking out at the sunshine and sighing. Oh well, at least I'm up at 4 tomorrow morning for work.
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  17. ChubbyThumper

    ChubbyThumper Been here awhile

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  18. Frey Bentos

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    Where the hell were you when that was taken? Tow path? Suprised some mealy mouthed nay sayer didn't report you.....:1drink
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  19. Moto Bikemad

    Moto Bikemad Ride, see, fall off!

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    The mate and I were thinking of going to Leenane Co Galway, Lisburn via Westport next Friday, (if it isn't chucking it down)

    Has any one got any Ideas, roads to go on places to stay.

    He can only get away for the Friday night, if it happens.

    Thanks in advance.
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  20. Frey Bentos

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    If you are going as far as Leenane you may as well go a wee bit further and hit Clifden. It's only another wee jot down the road and there's plenty of B&B's there as well as gret places to eat. Bring plenty of Euro though. They do know how to charge....