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Old 09-18-22, 11:38 PM
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Selected photos from my recent Ireland tour

I selected 69 photos from the nearly 1,000 I took on my recent (Aug/Sep, 2022) bike/bus/train/ferry tour of Ireland. Mostly, I rode on the Wild Atlantic Way in the southwestern part of Ireland and a bit up near Connemara after taking the bus up to Galway.
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Old 09-19-22, 04:45 AM
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Some beautiful photos. Looks like you had a great ride!
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Great photos...glad you had a great time...thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-19-22, 06:58 AM
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Thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures.

Some friends of mine were just visiting family in Kinsale last week.

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Old 09-19-22, 08:49 AM
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Good photos.
Did you have much rain?
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Old 09-19-22, 01:38 PM
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Did you have much rain?
It seemed that some chance of rain was in every day's forecast. But, mostly, I had sunny days with billowy white clouds. Pretty skies.

I had a few drops here and there in the southern part.

When I went up to Galway, the weather became rainier. It rained the day I arrived in Galway. The day I rode to Leenane was a rainy day with two 30 minute storms of heavy rain.

The forecasts changed quickly. I cut my trip a day short due to rain predictions further north, though, I'm not sure it actually rained. I checked both the bbc and the Irish meteorological weather sites and they rarely agreed. I found the Irish one more accurate. Either way, it was hard to make routing decisions based on one or two day's future forecasts.

Though, clearly, good quality rain gear is a must for riding in Ireland.
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Old 09-30-22, 01:10 AM
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Many lovely photos... and your report made for a good morning read with a cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-30-22, 11:20 AM
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I meant to comment soon after your original post, but got sidetracked. Great pics, & thanks for posting them. 👍 I'm fully 1/8 Welsh, lol, so appreciated seeing that section. 😎 And Ireland's OK too, I guess. 😁😉
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I am amazed by folks who tour like this. I canít imagine doing so yet feel the tug to do so one day.

Fantastic pics!
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Thanks for your words and pictures. Thanks for the time you invested in presenting your tour. I enjoyed it greatly.
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Old 10-13-22, 09:20 AM
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"After an unpleasant run on the main road out of Galway" Rascals.......
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"After an unpleasant run on the main road out of Galway" Rascals.......
I was given that direction from the Warmshowers' host I was staying with that night who said it wasn't a bad road. But, my experience was completely different.

The road, like most in Ireland, had no shoulder and was about as wide as the trucks/lorries that were driving by. There was a lot to traffic in both directions and when the trucks came by, usually trailing several cars, I either stopped and leaned over to let it pass or white-knuckled it as they waited to pass safely. I didn't like it, but the vehicles, for the most part, slowed down to pass safely.

Still, it didn't seem all that safe, so I turned off at my first chance. It is worth noting that I had mapped a much more rural route but went with the more direct National road on the advice of the local.
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The pics were cool. Main reason I come on BF's is to look at the pics of folks travels. Thanks.
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Old 10-25-22, 04:07 AM
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Thanks for sharing Raybo, much appreciated.

It got me trying to remember how long ago it was since my own touring in Ireland when I spent approximately 15 months there.

I was surprised to realise that 25 years ago now would likely be a conservative estimate.

Anyway your pics made for some awakening of the grey matter revealing some great memories.

I don’t miss the weather........
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Old 10-25-22, 06:43 AM
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some of the abandoned castle-like homes I see look like they just need a roof to be livable. It makes me wonder why no one restores them. Lovely pictures, thank you.
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