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Touring Southern Ireland

Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by Chris Wise, Jan 13, 2019.

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  1. Chris Wise

    Chris Wise Member

    Mar 9, 2017
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    Do not have any trip planned for 2019 ,so I thought it is time to plan one .I have never been to Ireland so that is the plan . Anyone give me some tips on touring Ireland places to go etc .While I am there I thought I might has well pop up to Northern Ireland ( I take it there are no problems in touring Northern Ireland ) Be grateful for some information on touring Ireland so I can make the most of the trips
    Thanks
     
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  2. Oldyam

    Oldyam Grumpy Old Git

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  3. Oldyam

    Oldyam Grumpy Old Git

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  4. Chris Wise

    Chris Wise Member

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    Thanks Oldyam .Found that very interesting
     
  5. Gazwhitespeed

    Gazwhitespeed Well-Known Member

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    I go over a couple of times every year,been lots of times,going again in may,i would start by going over from fishguard to rosslare,follow the road through waterford down to Kinsale south of cork.Then round the coast [n71] to Bantry bay,killarney is lovely and left from there onto the Dingle peninsula for some great views,follow up the wild atlantic way brilliant scenery for hundreds of miles,west of limerick on the coast [the cliffs of moher] are one of the best cliff views i have ever seen,galway bay,westport is lovely,around the coast road to sligo up to donegal,left from there takes you to the highest cliffs in europe [slieve league]follow the coast road around to letterkenny and into northern ireland,southern ireland kph and petrol is cheaper than diesel,northern ireland same as here BEWARE of the extra ethanol fuel in southern ireland makes the bike run terrible cut out and has a job to start in some cases.follow the coast road to coleraine and enjoy the antrim coast taking in the giants causeway and the rope bridge then get the ferry back from larne.
     
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  6. Gazwhitespeed

    Gazwhitespeed Well-Known Member

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  7. Gazwhitespeed

    Gazwhitespeed Well-Known Member

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    If you want to know anything else like b & b's or camping ask away.
     
  8. Oldyam

    Oldyam Grumpy Old Git

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    I would beg to differ on the petrol being cheaper than the diesel, if only it were I'd be a happy camper.

    Also "Extra" ethanol ? very odd not in my experience, but dont mind me I only live here :p and none of my Trophy's have any issues with the fuel here nor anyone else I've ever spoken to.
     
  9. Gazwhitespeed

    Gazwhitespeed Well-Known Member

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    I am quoting from my own experience using new bikes,i have experienced the poor running and a vast drop in mpg on at least 4 different makes of bike.
     
  10. Oldyam

    Oldyam Grumpy Old Git

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    Strange I have never experienced those issues, but then again I've only been here 27 years, 2 Trophy's, 2 Yamaha's & 1 BMW and god knows how many cars. Maybe I'll find out as I stay here a bit longer.
     
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  11. Callumity

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    Both UK and the Republic require up to 5% ethanol in petrol. There should be no practical difference......
     
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  12. Callumity

    Callumity Elite Member

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    Both UK and the Republic require up to 5% ethanol in petrol. There should be no practical difference......
     
  13. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

    Jan 30, 2016
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    Me and Andy are doing a tour of Ireland sometime this year,it will be a last minute thing so we can hopefully get decent weather,would you recommend doing it clockwise or anti clockwise?
     
  14. Gazwhitespeed

    Gazwhitespeed Well-Known Member

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    I know and there isn't but there are some places where you can only get the EXTRA ethanol which has 10 or 15% this is what i experienced nr dublin airport,1st it really had a job to start,wouldn't accelerate properly and down by 20mpg i ran it near empty and put some super unleaded in in northern ireland and all was back to normal,this is just one instance where only the extra ethanol was available.
     
  15. Gazwhitespeed

    Gazwhitespeed Well-Known Member

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    Dougie,last year me and a mate did the whole lap,dublin all the way round back to dublin in 9 days and i like it so much better doing it clockwise.
     
  16. Gazwhitespeed

    Gazwhitespeed Well-Known Member

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    if you can go in may,iv'e been the last 7yrs in may and only had a couple of hrs rain in all that time.
     
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  17. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    Cheers,we did the north last year and I went to Killarney a few years ago but I've never been right up the west coast,we were going to be doing it anti clockwise but will look into doing it clockwise
     
  18. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    guess it's like Scotland as May has always the best month recently
     
  19. Oldyam

    Oldyam Grumpy Old Git

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    Opening and closing times for petrol stations can be very similar too especially on the west coast
     
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  20. Gazwhitespeed

    Gazwhitespeed Well-Known Member

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    If all the stars align i should be able to do a week there ending in my usual rally in northern ireland then home for 2 weeks then up to scotland with dougie and co.
     
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