As The Celt says there is loads of straps and stuff on all the ferries to Ireland. Also there is plenty of help available if you run into any grief with securing the bike.
It's a good time to travel Ireland right now, days are getting longer and weather is getting dryer so you should have a great time. Keep to the B+B's if you want cheap accomodation. Ireland is getting famous for it's mad B+B owners at the moment, so you will have a good laugh, get good local advice and surely meet other travelers at the breakfast table. They are everywhere too so no hassle finding one and I have always found them bike friendly.
To be honest you can't go wrong and the pub's will always be full of people wanting to help you. Let me know if you need anything more specific and I'll do my best for ya.
By the way if you have time go to Tory Island, it's just off the coast of Donegal and is home to Irelands last King, his name is Patsy Dan and they are making a film of his life now so get there before the world finds out about it. I stayed on the Island 3 years ago for €10 a night and it really is like going back in time there by about 40 years. Irelands best kept secret and it's soon to be revealed. The best ferry route is from Mhachaire Rabhartaigh (pronounced maha rorty) and is not too far north of Letterkenny. Only other tourists there will be other people from Ireland so go and see it and keep it to yourself sshhh.
Have a good one.
Last edited by PJ; 18 Mar 2008 at 21:46.
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