Ireland ,Cork and Kerry

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Eyore, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Eyore

    Eyore Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2013
    Oddometer:
    133
    Location:
    Ireland
    Nice run yesterday down to west Cork and Kerry. A cold start with temperatures at zero C , but dry which is the main thing. Caught a ferry across the Shannon from Clare to Kerry , main roads down to Killarney and then through Killarney National Park, over Molls Gap into Kenmare.
    Over the mountains to Glengariff, Adrigole,Healy Pass,Black Valley and Gap of Dunloe and home . 340 kilometres and 6 hours in the saddle on the go, so that says a bit about the roads!

    Anyway a few pics.

    [​IMG]
    Outside Killarney.

    [​IMG]
    Ladys View, so called because Queen Victoria and her ladies in waiting supposedly stopped there to admire the view in the 1890s
    [​IMG]
    Some of the colourful shops in Kenmare.

    [​IMG]
    Some nice twisties on the Healy Pass.

    [​IMG]

    Unfortunately the pump wasn't dispensing Murphys Stout, I checked.:D

    [​IMG]

    Top of the Healy Pass looking down onto the Kerry side.Glenmore Lake.

    [​IMG]

    Uragh megolithic stone circle with Lake Inchquin in the background. Very moody and inpressive to think of humans erecting this thousands and thousands of years ago.

    [​IMG]

    My mascot lamb watching his cousins.

    [​IMG]

    Gap of Dunloeand again below.

    [​IMG]
    #1
  2. Joyseeker

    Joyseeker a biking sweetie

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,121
    Location:
    Surrey, UK
    good stuff :1drink
    #2
  3. daviethebiker

    daviethebiker Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2012
    Oddometer:
    60
    Location:
    Watsonville, CA
    Thank you for showing the beautiful country for everyone to see.
    #3
  4. BigEasy

    BigEasy Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,809
    Location:
    South of Indy in the hills
    Very nice. My wife took me there this past fall for a two week ramble and while it was fun, the whole time I was wishing I had a bike.:freaky:freaky
    #4
  5. Three Dawg

    Three Dawg Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    511
    Location:
    The Highlands of Scotland
    Nice.
    #5
  6. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,066
    Location:
    Yellowknife, NWT
    Cool
    #6
  7. TheBigLebowski

    TheBigLebowski One Lucky SOB

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Oddometer:
    82
    Location:
    Bloomington, IN
    Great post....love Ireland.....my wife took over for a couple of weeks too a few years ago and I wish I had a bike.

    You're south of Indy......I'm south of Indy.......and you reference Tolkien, Stevie Freakin Ray Vaughn and Einstein in your signature line. Good lord man I feel like I need to buy you a beer.
    #7
  8. bungen

    bungen Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Oddometer:
    79
    Location:
    Bungendore, Au
    Stunning countryside. Thanks. :clap
    #8
  9. squish

    squish Out of the office.

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2003
    Oddometer:
    6,467
    Location:
    Where the Ghetto meets the sea.
    11 years ago we honeymooned in that part of Ireland. Fantastic time. Thanks for showing the photos
    When we were at lady's view you could not see more then 2 meters past the edge the fog and rain was so thick.
    #9
  10. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,102
    Location:
    Centennial,Co./ Grand Lake,Co
    Thanks. The wife wants to go back again. (she doesn't ride) so I told her next time i do it on a bike. Just a little incentive.
    #10
  11. jmcg

    jmcg Turpinated..

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    449
    Location:
    The Dandenong Ranges, Vic
    Great pics!

    :thumb

    Thanks,

    JM.
    #11
  12. squish

    squish Out of the office.

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2003
    Oddometer:
    6,467
    Location:
    Where the Ghetto meets the sea.
    We both ride and the whole time we were there we kept saying, this would a great place to ride.
    #12
  13. winnrider

    winnrider Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Oddometer:
    46
    Be there in about a month. Your pics really fired me up for the trip.
    #13
  14. slashtommy

    slashtommy Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Oddometer:
    20
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    Nice pics. Those parts of Kerry are some of my favourite biking roads in the country!

    We're planning a trip down to the Iveragh Peninsula sometime this summer, when the weather warms up a bit. Some of those roads inside the 'ring of kerry' are great fun, almost deserted except for a few wandering sheep ☺
    #14
  15. luloadventure

    luloadventure - LULO -

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2013
    Oddometer:
    135
    Location:
    England - UK
    .
    Nice Trip & Pics... :thumb

    ... thanks for sharing pretty rider :nomystery
    #15
  16. slashtommy

    slashtommy Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Oddometer:
    20
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    #16