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Offline Fbarrett

West coast of Ireland tour?
« on: March 26, 2015, 03:26:39 pm »
I'm interested in guided tour on west coast of Ireland starting around June 21.  Any recommendations?


Offline Westinghouse

Re: West coast of Ireland tour?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2015, 03:05:33 pm »
Google for guided bicycle tours in Ireland. I cycled north Ireland during the troubles. Beautiful country with plenty of rain, warm pubs and pints of Guinness. My first visit there in 1980 they derailed our train and killed 18 and injured 70. The following morning a bomb in another train station killed 86 and injured 200. Injuries were extremely serious. The fact of six months of precisely worded terrorist threats before those two incidents lends an even more sinister suspicious aspect. Not to say cycling there is a sure pass to the afterlife. You can have a great time cycling there. Bring your rain gear.
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Offline climbingsidrat

Re: West coast of Ireland tour?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2015, 04:54:58 am »
The troubles are still ongoing there but no where near as bad as the 80s.   As a general safety rule don't argue politics or religion at all.  Even the kids know more about it than you.
There's a reason it's the emerald Isle. ..It rains all the time. I lived there for years and started to develop gills so wet weather gear is essential.

Offline kozulich

Re: West coast of Ireland tour?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 10:32:34 am »
Rode on the west coast there in the late 90s.  Delightful, and no troubles, except for the poorly fitted rented bikes.  Next time I'll bring my own.  I'd do it again with no hesitation.