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The Wild Atlantic Way - Ireland 2014
« on: July 26, 2014, 03:27:08 pm »
Hi all,

unfortunately with work as it is I am not going to get time for a massive tour this year, but I am doing the best I can.

Shortly planning to do the south western part of the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland from Cork to Galway. Including the  trip from home to the ferry ports and then onto Cork and from Galway across to Dublin and then home from Holyhead I expect it to be about 1,500 miles. Won't be the fastest run but it is going to be more about some breath taking scenery, oh and maybe some Guinness!  :821:

Here is the route I am planning on. Anyone done this before and have any tips of things I must see, do and avoid??

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Re: The Wild Atlantic Way - Ireland 2014
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2014, 05:45:34 pm »
Hi Cropbiker

Haven't done any riding over there but have taken a boat down the Shannon into Loch Derg all I can say Fantastic place, great folk I would be careful of some of the drivers but you will have a great time. Yes plenty of the real stuff on tap everywhere.

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Re: The Wild Atlantic Way - Ireland 2014
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2014, 05:53:31 pm »
Hi Kevin,
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Re: The Wild Atlantic Way - Ireland 2014
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2014, 06:25:40 pm »
Hi Kevin, Judith and I did almost the same route a couple of weeks ago !
Some tips
- Unless you want to visit limerick use the ferry from Tarbert to cut out a long inland detour
- The cliffs south of kilkee are just as good as the cliffs of moher and much less touristy.
-Do the ring of kerry starting later in the day ( after1100) to avoid following the coaches round anticlockwise. It is really outstanding so don't be put off by guides saying it is too full of coaches and tourists. make sure to do the extra skerrig loop at the end of the peninsula.
- We stayed in kilkee which was fine but Doolin was highly recommended for its pubs atmosphere.
- In dublin make sure to go to the Temple bar pub, in the temple bar area - brilliant music and friendly international atmosphere. can also recommend the green hen restaurant  but make a booking.
- make sure your secure parking in dublin opens in time to catch your early morning ferry ( ahem )

Happy to talk on the phone or pm me if you need anymore.
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Re: The Wild Atlantic Way - Ireland 2014
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2014, 11:03:11 pm »
I did that route about 6 years ago and unless they have rebuilt all the roads I would suggest using a trail bike or a land rover  :087:

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Re: The Wild Atlantic Way - Ireland 2014
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 07:59:03 pm »
Just come back from Ireland a couple of days ago. Would of suited the Explorer better.

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Re: The Wild Atlantic Way - Ireland 2014
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2014, 12:58:07 pm »
It looks like a great ride. We'll expect a report and picture!
Be safe and enjoy the ride!
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Re: The Wild Atlantic Way - Ireland 2014
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2014, 12:59:01 pm »
Oh don't worry.... full ride report will be delivered plus photos and videos galore most likely! LOL

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