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Posted Sat 9 Jun 2018 4:04 PM
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Hi

I'm planning a route of Ireland over the summer and just looking at this route portion

Can anyone tell me is there are any issues down here. I know there's a ferry, always a giggle
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Posted Mon 11 Jun 2018 10:32 AM
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Hi David,

Valentia Island is a lovely spot for a visit while down on the Ring of Kerry! One of the largest islands off the southwest coastline of Kerry, home to a variety of flora and fauna, a beautiful place indeed.

The bridge at Portmagee is a perfect way onto the bottom of the island and the ferry service at Knightstown makes it a perfect way back to the mainland at the top of the island to carry on your journey up along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Where else have you planned to visit during your time with us?

Martin



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Posted Mon 11 Jun 2018 2:23 PM
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Hi, I am doing a motorcycle tour, it's a bit of a whistle-stop tour as a recce for a bigger tour maybe next year.
Current plans are 
Dublin - Guinness factory
Derry - Giants Causeway
Kerry - Ring of Kerry
Clonmel - Visiting friends
Wexford/ Waterford? - The Crystal place
Dublin (again) - Nightlife
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Posted Mon 11 Jun 2018 4:10 PM
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Hello David,

Absolutely love your itinerary so far! You've chosen some spectacular routes for your motorcycle tour, and since you'll be visiting the Ring of Kerry, make sure to visit the Ring of Beara as well if you have the time. The views are amazing, and you don't have to share the road with as many other visitors. Take a look at our suggested itineraries and road trips as well for more ideas and inspiration. 

If you're interested in visiting any other islands, we have loads. :)

How long are you planning on touring around? 
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Hi David,
Just wondering if you are planning to drive The Causeway Coastal Route or intending to go by motorway and dual carriageway from Belfast to The Giant’s Causeway on the north coast of Ireland. The latter route is quicker, but the former route is stunningly beautiful. It hugs the coast from Belfast, all the way to Derry-Londonderry, linking quaint sea-side villages and towns, deep river valleys, ruined castles, cliffs, sandy beaches and much more.

Central in The Causeway Coastal Route lies The Giant’s Causeway with its amazing hexagonal stones and columns, backed on land by sculpted cliffs and headlands, with views inland, along the coast and towards Donegal, and on a clear day over to Scotland. Nearby are Carrick-a rede Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle. See a summary of attractions along the route by clicking on the following link. https://www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/150666-CCG_NI-Map_Online-version-03.pdf

As a motor-cyclist, you might be interested in attraction 15 on the map above, namely The Joey and Robert Dunlop Memorial Gardens in Ballymoney. Motor-bikes and road racing are in the blood of this local family, with the next generation Michael and William Dunlop continuing where their father Robert left off. You too could ride the triangular route of the famous North West 200 motor-cycle race linking Portstewart, Coleraine and Portrush!  This race has been running since 1929.

As you plan for a longer trip next year, please feel free to get in touch with us in Coleraine Visitor Information Centre if you need assistance.

All the best with your trips,
Mary.

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Thanks for all the great advice
I'll see what I can fit in. There is so much

Will most definitely be doing a longer trip next year (maybe even two trips)
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Hi David,

We were just wondering how your motorbike tour went over the summer and if you managed to go and see Valentia Island during your time on the west coast?

Please share your completed travel route with us and maybe also post on our Tell your Story thread with your experiences and any photos that you managed to take along the way.

Speak soon,

Martin






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