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CANCELLED – Ireland trip arranged by Missed Adventures
27th April 2019 - 4th May 2019Free
THIS DOES NOT MEAN MISSED ADVENTURES WILL NOT BE GOING AHEAD WITH THIS EVENT. DAM WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING AS A GROUP.
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Our Ireland Motorcycle Tour begins by taking the morning ferry from Holyhead to Dublin Port and you should make your way to Holyhead for the 08.55 sailing. We arrive in Dublin at 12.10 and journey from the port to our first overnight hotel in County Westmeath. Our accommodation is 4* and we have an evening meal booked in the wonderful restaurant here.
Today will see us head West to Galway and beyond, following the stunning Atlantic Way in to County Mayo. We will visit the famine memorial (Ghost ship) sculpture, close to Croagh Patrick. Hugging the coast from here, we run through beautiful scenery arriving at our hotel for the evening. There are many bars and restaurants in the town leaving people free to make their own choice of dining arrangements.
Starting in County Mayo, we continue along the wild and open Atlantic Way, following it in to County Sligo, County Leitrim and then County Donegal. We visit Downpatrick Head and Mullaghmore along our route and a fabulous day on the road is promised with stunning views out over the sea. We end our day at a lovely harbour front hotel overlooking the Atlantic fishing fleet.
Heading out along the coast towards Slieve cliffs, we then turn inland and cross the beautiful and open Glengesh pass before picking up the Atlantic way again North of Ardara. We continue on for Mass and Dunfanaghy, before visiting Fanad Head and heading South past Drongawn Lough. Our route takes us on through Londonderry and we end the day at our 3* Hotel in Northern Ireland.
Leaving the hotel we head towards Ballycastle and the beautiful Causeway coast. Pausing in Ballymoney on route, we will visit the Joey and Robert Dunlop memorial garden. There is also the potential for anyone wanting to visit the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge and the Giants Causeway today and we can stop at both for those that wish to visit. We finally end the day at our fabulous 4* hotel, which is ideally located close to the Bushmills Distillery. Anyone wanting to make an afternoon visit to the distillery, will have plenty of time to do so before retiring back to the hotel.
Another day around the Causeway coast will see us travel South towards Belfast. We stay to the East side of the city and head back along the coast via Bangor and Donaghadee. There is fantastic scenery and the chance for a lunchtime visit, to the real ‘’oldest pub’’ in Ireland along our route today. Our journey will then take in Downpatrick and the beautiful Down Cathedral, reputed burial site of Saint Patrick, before looping briefly through the Mourne mountains near Newcastle and then heading to our lovely 3* hotel. A two-course evening meal is provided for us at the hotel, on our final night in the north.
Today we move inland from the coast and ride the Northern shore of Carlingford Lough heading for Newry and the border. We cross back in to the Republic near Killeen and continue South past Dundalk and on towards Drogheda. On the outskirts of Dublin we pull over for our final night of the tour. Our hotel gives us an ideal location, leaving only a short 15 – 20 minute journey from our accommodation to Dublin port for the ferry the next morning. There are bars and restaurants in the area for our evening meal or if you prefer just eat at the hotel. It is also only a short taxi or bus ride in to Dublin centre if you wish to sample the nightlife.
We leave the hotel early next and make our way the short distance to Dublin port ready for our 8.10am sailing back to Holyhead. As we leave the hotel before breakfast is served, we can take this on the ferry. Our arrival back in Holyhead is scheduled for 11.50am leaving everyone ample time to make their onward journey home.