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orrin 26 May 2008 14:29

Ireland for a week?
 
Can anyone give some suggestions on what to do for a week in ireland.
I have a week from the 2nd june and if the weather is good would like camp.
I now ride a KTM 640 Ad.
Any good camp sites....Routes..."must see or do's".
Much appreciated
orrin

Trippy 26 May 2008 18:04

You should register on ukgser and ask the same question, theres lots of Irish on there.

bikenav 3 Jun 2008 23:01

Done a few days around the extreme S.W. Including Baltimore,Skibberean,Kilarney,Dingle peninsula, and of course the Ring of Kerry. All these are coastal except Killarny which is sort of comparable with the English Lake District but with "the craic" If your lucky with the weather it is a great place for a few days, be warned tourist and Yank alert expensive too. probably you'd want to head north up the west coast from there. Enjoy the Guiness and the soda bread.

NewAdventurerLee 10 Jun 2008 21:13

Also ride the ring of beara, this is the next peninsular to the ring of kery (south). Its very picturesque and NO COACHES as its too narrow in places. Lots of bikers do this route, its about 100 miles with breathtaking scenery

NewAdventurerLee 10 Jun 2008 21:20

If you arrive at Rosslare harbour, head for waterford and just after waterford take the N71 before you come to Dungarvan. This road is about as perfect for scenery and making good time as you can get. It will take you straight to Killarney. The only drawback is that from rosslare to killarney on this route is about 5 and a half hours. I have stopped in Mallow which is over half way to killarney.

Dont know about camping but there are some good hotels in Mallow.

The ring of Kerry is 115miles long and will take about 4 hours to ride, 5 if you stop for lunch. The coaches do not go in the clockwise direction so always head off in the clockwise direction and you wont be held up behind coaches and of course you will have no trouble when you meet onecoming the other way as your on a bike.

This part of Ireland is expensive at the moment, kenmare is a good base on the Ring of Kerry and there are campsites in that town. I have been to Kenmare four times and from there you can easily access the Kerry and Beara rings as both can 'start' from Kenmare and 'end' in Kenmare.

Have fun, ireland is great


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