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Old 05-03-2007, 07:49 AM   #1
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Hi All,
Since I can't seem to find an Irish thread, I said I'd start one! I count at least one other member however would like to see if there are any more.

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Old 05-03-2007, 01:05 PM   #2
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Thought I'd say Hi just so you don't feel so alone... I've been lurking for almost two and a half years.

*looks at watch* See you in two and a half years, or perhaps I'll stay.

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Old 05-03-2007, 11:06 PM   #3
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d`oh!!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...hlight=ireland

Welcome to the forums.....its already been done...have a wee peep over at the above listed thread and add stuff there....

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Old 05-04-2007, 03:31 AM   #4
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Sweet! Didn't come across that thread when searching. Must go to Specsavers!
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:50 AM   #5
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Things seem a bit quiet over on that thread so decided to come back here..... here....here....here....here....here.........

Damn echos.......echos......echos.......echos...

Anyhow.... just in case anyone is interested, wouldn't mind seeing if we can muster up enough bodies for a regular Irish thread etc......

Any takers??? I really don't have much to say by way of a conversation starter but it sure as hell beats work!

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Old 05-05-2007, 01:12 PM   #6
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All the Irish dudes are on UKGSer.com .... not so many of us lot about these parts....

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Old 03-13-2010, 06:27 PM   #7
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Question Looking for an Irish tour operator

My wife and I are considering a self-guided tour of Ireland this summer and have found 2 companies that look nice, both providing R1200GS'--

Celtic Rider; and
Irish Motorcycle Adventures

Is anyone familiar with these outfits and can you provide advice?

Many thanks.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:54 AM   #8
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My wife and I are considering a self-guided tour of Ireland this summer and have found 2 companies that look nice, both providing R1200GS'--

Celtic Rider; and
Irish Motorcycle Adventures

Is anyone familiar with these outfits and can you provide advice?

Many thanks.
My wife and I are doing the same thing the last week of April for my R&R from Afghanistan. We went with IMA because they arranged the lodging as well and one of their self guided tours covers the area where my wife's family is from. I'll post up pics and opinion of their service when we get done. Give you something to go on.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:47 AM   #9
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you guys might get more info from the UKGSER forum in the ireland section there will be more input from current owners and places to visit

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=29


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Old 03-18-2010, 11:58 AM   #10
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I guess I will jump on the bandwagon. My wife and I are going to Ireland around the Firt of April. Any insider advice. We are renting a bike and starting out in Dublin. Any places that we just can't miss?

Anyone want to be a tourguide for a day :) ?? I have always liked to get the local's perspective on things we I travel. Even if not a tourguide anyone want to meet up for a couple of beers one night?

Thanks in advance for any help and hospitaltity.

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Old 03-20-2010, 02:29 PM   #11
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I guess I will jump on the bandwagon. My wife and I are going to Ireland around the Firt of April. Any insider advice. We are renting a bike and starting out in Dublin. Any places that we just can't miss?

Anyone want to be a tourguide for a day :) ?? I have always liked to get the local's perspective on things we I travel. Even if not a tourguide anyone want to meet up for a couple of beers one night?

Thanks in advance for any help and hospitaltity.

Ryan
Howdy! How long have you got, a week or two ? Two would be ideal, you'd be able to get most of the good stuff in while taking it easy. You probably want to take a day or so in Dublin, but after that I'd head south to Wicklow and through the mountains through the Sally Gap, catch the monastery at Glendalough and stuff.

Then I'd stick to the coast as much as possible, though it could be relatively boring til you get into Cork, so maybe you'd want to skip straight there if you're on a week. Once you're in Cork though things pick up, so I'd explore around there, Schull, Bantry, Skibbereen, Ballydehob, Baltimore etc, and then over to Kerry where you could do the Healy and Conor Passes, the famous Ring, Beara Peninsula, the Gap of Dunloe, etc.

Both Cork and Kerry are fantastic and you could spend ages going up and down exploring boreens there etc, or you could also continue on up to Clare and see the Burren etc, then head to Galway and out into Connemara and so on. You really can't go wrong with all the country from Cork and around the west coast up as far as Donegal, and there's even some great coastal roads along Northern Ireland if you have time to do a full lap.

I took a week out last year to do from Wickow down and around the coast and back to Galway. We took our time and skipped a lot but even that was fantastic.

You could throw up a thread on biker.ie and ask around. There's a thread there with some routes.. http://www.biker.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=82964

There was also a series in the Irish Times of good drives, here's two..
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...255504909.html
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...256600700.html

Hope some of this helps ! Try not to plan too much though, tis best to go with the flow
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:41 PM   #12
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:46 PM   #13
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:45 AM   #14
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May temps

Hello Boys,

I'll be doing a lap of the island May 1-3rd. I am worried about average temps. I would rather not wear the Belstaff Discovery as it can get hot, but being cold is worse. I have a 3 season Cortech that is good down to about 15 degrees Celsius.

Is that enough or should I just go heavy and bear it?

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Old 04-19-2010, 09:37 AM   #15
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as the boy scouts . Be Prepared. we are just after some nice weather here for the last 7 days and it generally does not last , so prepare for the cold and wet
maybe 8/10 c

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