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#1 TazN

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 07:59 PM

So my plan was to go on a short Euro tour this summer, that's now not going to happen so I'm looking towards next year and potentially changing the destination to Ireland!

I've never been so really looking for suggestions on where to go/roads to follow. Likely to be getting the ferry from Anglesey to Dublin and want to do a circuit around the lower half of Ireland over 3-5 days.

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 08:05 AM

So my plan was to go on a short Euro tour this summer, that's now not going to happen so I'm looking towards next year and potentially changing the destination to Ireland!

I've never been so really looking for suggestions on where to go/roads to follow. Likely to be getting the ferry from Anglesey to Dublin and want to do a circuit around the lower half of Ireland over 3-5 days.

 

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 08:17 AM

Sounds interesting.

 

I'll be following with interest.



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Posted 27 June 2019 - 08:30 AM

I'd love to do a road trip around Ireland, but I've heard the 'good' (i.e. not main) roads are in worse nick (potholes etc.) than the UK and hence not very VX-friendly. Or is that old/fake news?



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Posted 27 June 2019 - 08:44 AM

6 cars went from mine last year round Ireland clockwise, Fishguard to rosslare, back via Belfast, we tried to do too much in too short a time, but we'll worth the trip, welcome to stop at mine en route, st clears west Wales, 50 mins from Fishguard

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 08:44 AM

I'd love to do a road trip around Ireland, but I've heard the 'good' (i.e. not main) roads are in worse nick (potholes etc.) than the UK and hence not very VX-friendly. Or is that old/fake news?

We had a great time

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 09:31 AM

Id do the south half back up to Galway on the far side then back over to Dublin and home



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Posted 27 June 2019 - 02:13 PM

there is a great bunch over there to meet up

are there any cheap crossings?

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 03:22 PM


are there any cheap crossings?

 

..thats the problem...you have to be lucky....and catch an offer...



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Posted 27 June 2019 - 06:31 PM

I hadn't even bothered looking at prices for the ferry but I'll keep my eye out then.

Some excellent advice and offers! Very early stage of planning for me, don't even know if the wife wants to come along or how long it'll be.

Hopefully the roads aren't 'that' bad as although it's a driving holiday I'm not really interested in fast driving, more a case of take the scenery in while driving a lovely car.

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 10:10 PM


Hopefully the roads aren't 'that' bad

 

 The roads are excellent, They spent all the money from the EU on them!



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Posted 28 June 2019 - 07:08 AM

I hadn't even bothered looking at prices for the ferry but I'll keep my eye out then.

Some excellent advice and offers! Very early stage of planning for me, don't even know if the wife wants to come along or how long it'll be.

Hopefully the roads aren't 'that' bad as although it's a driving holiday I'm not really interested in fast driving, more a case of take the scenery in while driving a lovely car.

We had a couple of less enthusiastic wives, we still had a great time, some of the roads we used were not great but scenery fantastic, n Ireland coast road is a must, we did a bit of touristy stuff as well, sone great beaches for car shots

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 01:26 PM

I hadn't even bothered looking at prices for the ferry but I'll keep my eye out then.

Some excellent advice and offers! Very early stage of planning for me, don't even know if the wife wants to come along or how long it'll be.

Hopefully the roads aren't 'that' bad as although it's a driving holiday I'm not really interested in fast driving, more a case of take the scenery in while driving a lovely car.

We had a couple of less enthusiastic wives, we still had a great time, some of the roads we used were not great but scenery fantastic, n Ireland coast road is a must, we did a bit of touristy stuff as well, sone great beaches for car shots


Thats because you chose to go up a mountain and your hose fell off

Hurrah for p*ss when youre in middle of nowhere

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 02:19 PM

I hadn't even bothered looking at prices for the ferry but I'll keep my eye out then.

Some excellent advice and offers! Very early stage of planning for me, don't even know if the wife wants to come along or how long it'll be.

Hopefully the roads aren't 'that' bad as although it's a driving holiday I'm not really interested in fast driving, more a case of take the scenery in while driving a lovely car.

We had a couple of less enthusiastic wives, we still had a great time, some of the roads we used were not great but scenery fantastic, n Ireland coast road is a must, we did a bit of touristy stuff as well, sone great beaches for car shots
Thats because you chose to go up a mountain and your hose fell off

Hurrah for p*ss when youre in middle of nowhere
As Wallace said to the chicken (which was a penguin in disguise) " "it's you"

Edited by Ivor, 28 June 2019 - 02:19 PM.


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Posted 28 June 2019 - 02:21 PM

Anyway, I didn't choose, I was following Dave and linzi on some wild goose chase to find a prehistoric monument, unfortunately harry'd gone home




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