I arrived to Dublin late evning and a taxi would take me to an hotel near Dublin
Smal, narrow but nice cyclepath to ride on
For others the roads are not so nice, sad view. I had to stop to bury the cat
In Ireland in rural areas some of the houses are heated with peat and I promise you the smell is obvious.
Irish like horses and there was plenty of them
Irish food may not be so healthy but will work fine if you cycle 80-100 km each day. Lots of calories
Coffe break at one of many stonewalls, 15 km from Galway
In the summer Galway is a poular city for lots of tourists
Through Galway flows the river Corrib
A Guiness pint- The best beer in the world
Cliff of Mohrer are sea cliffs located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region and about 80 km southwest from Galway.
The road to the cliffs are mostly narrow and curvy but very beautiful.
Cliffs of Mohrer also recognized by UNESCO and every year 1.5 million people visit the cliffs.
The cliffs rise between 120 meters above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head, and, in the north, their maximum height is 214 meters
30 km from Cliffs of Mohrer lies Ballyvaughan a small village but close to it there is a bay which is popular by surfers.
Back to Galway the weather was chilly and its drizzle and I longed for hot food and a cold beer
After a whole day by the Cliffs of Mohrer, hot food was necessary and also relaxing time before my southern journey.
Of Course – Pint of Guiness
On my way back to my hotelroom Could not stop visiting a pub playing Irish live music and another Guiness
Sometimes a bed is very comfortable and especially after today’s hardship
This shows my southern route from Galway to Cork before turning towards Dublin
Sometimes the roads more similar to a pathway
Colourful market shops in Ennis
From Ennis to Tabert I cycled through many small villages and just outside one of them I asked a farmer if it was Okey to camp under some of the big oaks.
– Of Course, but watch out for the cattle
Bike art in Ballynacally
The landscape is green, the postboxes also so why not to also paint the house green
When I came to Killimer it was pouring rain and I was wet. I locked the bike and went into the ferry terminal building to wait for the ferry over Shannon Estuary to Tarbert
It´s still raining but soon I will have the opportunity to change to dry clothes and a awaited hot shower.
Two nights at this hotel gave me fresch, dry clothes and more power to continue my journey to Cork
Those nice Killarney guys invited me for an Guinness
Live music almost in every corner and Irish music is catchy
Jarvey in dispute with the NPWS
The National Parks and Wildlife Service – which manages the park – has told the Jarveys (Hackney coach) they are banned to enter Killarney National Park with their horse-drawn jaunting cars until they sign up to using the dung-catching devices.
Catch it – Manure Bag
– Did anyone asked the horse for his opinion? –
It´s dosen´t matter which town it is, when it´s summer the shopping streets are always occupied by tourist
Entrance to Killarney National Park
I Love this kind of nature view
Whow, what to say about this view. I´m speechless.
Here you can sit and just admiring the amazing view for several hours
More nice flowers in Killarney national park
More amazing views – Killarney lakes
Flower with a snail visitor
It’s hard not to fix your eyes at this colorful roof
They are waiting for the gate to be opened so they can graze the juicy grass at the meadow
– I LOVE COWS –
River Lee is floating eastwards through Cork and now I will turn my bicycle northeast against Dublin
Oliver Plukett street is very popular by tourists
Midleton main street
At this hotel, An Stór Midleton Townhouse I stayed for two nights
Entrance to Jameson distillery
A Giant Kettle
Perhaps for thirsty whiskey visitors!
Interior and souvenir shop inside the Jameson distillery
Has no suggestions as to what it was used for
Later I got an diplom that I´m a Irish Whiskey fancier
Three way to mix your Whiskey drink
View down to Dungarvan
Old sailboat and tourist attraction in New Ross
The flags tells me I’m at JFK´s Great Grandfather’s birthplace at it lies outside New Ross
His small cottage has been maintained well
The climbing plants seem to be thriving
another tent camping place, and my sleeping bag is on the fence for dehydration
You can use a bike for much more than just cycling
River Nore’ which is known for its salmon and trout floats past Thomastown
River Nore in Killkenny
Kilkenny castle built 1195
Back in Dublin and of course the obligatory pub round
The bike is in its carton and now I’m waiting for the hotel bus to the airport and my
last trip back home to Sweden