Ireland (2023)

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The hills (and cliffs) of Donegal

Tues 6 May. Rosses Point to Donegal Town. 71km. I woke up pretty excited today as this was the day we were going to cross into my home county of Donegal. No idea why I felt so excited but I guess seeing the familiar names on signposts made me feel like I was on a […]

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North Mayo and Beyond

2 May 23 – Westport to An Ceann Ramhar – 82km We had a reasonably slow get-up, packed the bikes and said goodbye to Westport. Really enjoyed our stay here and it’s definitely somewhere that we will come back to in the future and would recommend as a place to visit. The first couple of […]

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The Wild and Wonderful West

Fri 26 May – Sat 27 May. Clifden. A day off in Clifden where we did very little other than walk round the town (which is a lovely little place), take a trip to the supermarket and stock up on midgie repellent and headnets as our experience at the campsite in Spiddal had left us […]

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Joyous Cycling!

So it’s probably worth saying something about our planning process so far. As we have found in the past, our plans never survive past the first few hours and this trip is no exception. Initially, when we arrived in Rosslare, we’d planned to go to Cork, but the accommodation in the city proved, at first, […]

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The Wild Atlantic Way

17 & 18 May. Kildorrey/Mitchelstown. 16km local cycling. Two days off the bikes, chilling out and catching up with old friends was just what we needed at this stage – and I had some work to do as well so our stop here was well timed. Mitchelstown is where I had my first job after […]

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Cead Mile Failte

Firstly, something we missed out of the last report. In the last campsite in Wales, we met a guy called Will who was pedalling around the coast of the U.K. for charity.  Not that unusual apparently. However, Will was cycling a Brompton folding commuter bike and pulling a trailer, which to me is hard as […]

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