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Couldn't let a fine day go to waste

Couldn’t let a fine day go to waste

Hit the road again today to take advantage of the sunshine. Carrigaline-Crossbarry-Bandon-Ballinascarthy-Clogagh-Timoleague-Kilbrittain-Bandon-on to the Killumney Inn for coffee & sandwiches & home after that. Massive day out there today with lots of sunshine. I also had a bit of an ulterior motive as today is the anniversary of the Crossbarry Ambush & I wanted to visit the associated sites. The old Suzy behaved itself so it was happy days. Piccies……


Crossbarry Ambush monument
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Crossbarry IRA casualties’ graves at Bandon
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Monument to Charlie Hurley who was killed in a separate action on the morning of Crossbarry
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Charlie Hurley’s grave at Clogagh
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Most photographed phone box in the World at Timoleague. I met Tomtwix there today, he was taking a photo as well
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Kilbrittain Castle. Don’t know who owns the Harley :bag:
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The Kilbrittain Whale
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I also took a few pics at a monument at Ballinascarthy but I couldn’t post them here. Cork members will know what I mean……:biggrin_old: They are posted on my Bookface page :thumbsup2:


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Reasonably fine day for it

Reasonably fine day for it

Headed out for a coffee this morning & I ended up going just a little bit further……:biggrin_old: Carrigaline-Innishannon-Bandon-Kilbrittain-Ballinspittle-Kinsale-Summer Cove-Belgooly-Riverstick & back home. Hardly saw a living soul out there, everybody must be in bits after yesterday :bag: Anyway, a few piccies……


Charles Fort & surrounding area
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Remains of Belgooly Mill
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Dinny Barry monument at Riverstick
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The meeting formally known as the Cork VJMC 24th Mar. 10am at the Viaduct

The meeting formally known as the Cork VJMC 24th Mar. 10am at the Viaduct

Due to the St. Patrick’s day festivities and most of our congregation being involved in Grand marshaling, Baton twirling and Tractor driving, the meeting formally known as the Cork VJMC will be held on the 24th March, rather than the usual 3rd Sunday of the Month.


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Single-day trip recommendations (starting from Dublin)

Single-day trip recommendations (starting from Dublin)

Hi everyone,


I had my bike for a week+ now, used only for commuting to work in Dublin.

Now I’m eager to go on a trip. I’d start small, with a couple of single-day trips.

I’m familiar with Howth/Glendalough/Johnnie Fox’s so I’m looking for something different from these now, maybe a bit farther from Dublin even.

Could you please recommend a few routes I could do in a single day?


Thank you.


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RDS Bike Show pics

RDS Bike Show pics

Headed up on Friday & I hit the RDS around 4pm. Spent an hour or so nosing around & I met a few acquaintances. I didn’t even take any pics on the Friday. Back there at 11am on Sat. & I spent three hours or so arsing around, looking at stuff & taking the piccies. First thing that I noticed was the absence of brolly dollies. Nothing would start the day better than an eyeful of nice bird wearing just a bra, knickers & heels but unfortunately they were absent this year. Oh well! :bag: As per usual I made a beeline for the VJMC stand to see the golden oldies & in fairness the bikes that they had on display were top class. Another club (a racing club, I think) also had a fine display of golden oldies. I found that old Brit bikes were extremely scarce this time around. Brexit? :lbhbh: I didn’t take up too much of my time going over the new bikes but I didn’t see anything that I would be tempted to call spectacular. I must admit that I like the Indian range even though I would never buy one. There were some fairly serious machines on the Custom stand for the builders’ competition but the display area is both too small & too dark to show those bikes at their best, which is too bad. The exhibitors deserve better. As per other years I enjoyed the show & the countdown to 2021 has started :thumbsup2: Piccies……


A few famous faces were to be seen here & there

Micky D
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Jonny R
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Mark Wilsmore of Ace Cafe fame
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Honda 50 Run ring of kerry

Honda 50 Run ring of kerry

My mate is organising a Honda 50 run in aide of St Francis hospice Saturday the 18th of May.


also looking for marshals to help out for the good cause










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Cork Coffee Meet-Up – Sunday(3rd March) 10am at the Viaduct

Cork Coffee Meet-Up – Sunday(3rd March) 10am at the Viaduct

Usual carry on, come early to guarantee parking.


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