Wild Atlantic way, a taste of Ireland.

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  1. Jonkil

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    hopefully this may persuade some of you to visit.
     
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    Maybe....if they widen the roads a bit.
     
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  3. Lenny HB

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    Been there done that, went in June 2010 had a great time even managed 2 weeks without rain. Agree about the roads can be scary at times, once of the main arterial routes they can be bone shakers. Went down one road the door mirrors were in the hedge on both sides.

    Some photos in my gallery.
     
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    Great place did it last year love to go again but the ferry costs are to high. :-(
     
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    Would like to tour Ireland, but the cost of the ferry makes it a rather expensive holiday, combined with unpredictable weather.. can't see it happening.

    Also , we are not into pubs or Guinness, so no real attraction bar the scenery, walking etc .. which we have seen in Scotland.. sorry Ireland :(
     
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  6. Jonkil

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    Agree re: roads, not really MH friendly....
    But magic on a bike.
    Ferry prices are the killer, crazy..... Same for me.
    Cheaper to get to mainland Europe by ferry from Ireland than go to the UK.
    If you ain't into Guinness it's a bummer ! .... Music is good in the pubs though...... like every other place I visit, stay away from the 'tourist' bits and find the real place..... then it's a bit special..... that said, it is the same in every country.
     
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  7. Trikimiki

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    I arrive on the 11th June 2015. No bunting please.
     
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    I arrive on the 28 April and don't come back until May 28.
    Tried to do the Atlantic way in 2014 but for family reasons couldn't,
    But still had a couple of weeks around Wicklow and Dublin, beautiful place if the weather plays ball,
     
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    We're off in August. Got a good deal on the ferry courtesy of Tesco vouchers!

    More of a real ale drinker than a Guinness fan, but it does seem to taste better over there. Looking forward v much to the pubs, music and craic!

    Steve :)
     
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    What's the camping situation, is it wilding or sites mainly ?
     
  11. Jonkil

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    Wilding shouldn't be much of an issue at all.
    Stop, pub, ask..... Drink up!.... Sorted !

    If any of you are up in the north west and want a stopover then I can sort you out. Hard standing and use of toilet to empty waste and EHU won't be a problem. Water on tap too.
    I'm approx 1h40 from Belfast due west in Donegal, about 30 mins from the coast. Few nice pubs nearby, good restaurants and the historic city of Derry is a half hour away.
    No charge, maybe someday I will need a favour from you.
    PM me, I'll give you details and phone numbers etc.

    Jon
     
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    Do they still shoot at The English?? Might try it if they don't. o_Oo_O
     
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  13. Jonkil

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    O yes, especially if you don't drink Guinness (y):whistle:
    Ill ward them off you Tootles, no issues !!
    Get over here, we'll have a night in McGinleys Bar, great beer, great Music and the craic is mighty !
     
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    I only mention that with a certain degree of trepidation. I knew, (distantly), an ex soldier and his friend, who went fishing for a week in The South. They stayed at a small pub. Then one morning, as they set off in their car,....................................BANG. Both killed. :(:(
     
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    My ex-husbands maternal family came from (I believe) Derry & huge paternal family from Waterford...and I've promised my uni son I will take him back to his familial roots one day...looks like I need to start saving up...my son adores his guinness and real ale...I just adore the Irish...(y)
     
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    Yeah, it happened Tootles.
    Knew a few British soldiers who died here.
    Also knew 2 of the Omagh Bomb victims.
    Things massively changed tootles, lots of British here, both visiting and living here, especially since the recession where a nice 3 bed semi can be had for €50K and a 4 bed detached for less than €100K....lots here.
    I am 4 mile from the NI border, the bombs shook our home often, and we got "used" to it.... sounds so strange now, doesn't it? My family grew up not knowing "the troubles".... great, it doesn't compute with them.

    No issues, get over here, you'll enjoy it, people genuinely friendly and the sterling/euro exchange rate is now brilliant !
     
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    Derry is one of the most genuine and friendly cities in Ireland, but some pubs/areas are still a no go for British as they associate them with the 72 bloody Sunday incident..... but the areas are small.
    But it isn't, in reality, an issue at all.
     
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    I am going for the football, world cup qualifier, then 2 weeks touring. If we win may not be enough Guinness in Ireland, if we lose, be a great holiday anyway. Been loads of times to Swords in Dublin, but now touring the rest, hopefully from Cork to the Giants Causeway, but Guinness may stop travel.
     
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    It's on our list - maybe later this year but more likely next. Martin's family are part Irish and we want to get across to look into the records and see if we can find any cousins.

    With the ferry costing so much it will have to be at least a month of not a 6 week trip! That will leave time for the kayaking as well :)
     
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    Try this site www.irishgenealogy.ie might save you ferry fare
     
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