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I posted in a different thread at first, but I decided I really should have started a new topic.
I need advice for good places to rent a motorcycle in Ireland. I am thinking I may start in the Shannon area since I am flying in and out of that airport so I wouldn't have to pay a car and a motorcycle rental for a day.

Is there anything I need to be particularly aware of as far as riding a motorcycle in Ireland goes?

I would greatly appreciate any and all advice.
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when are you thinking of goin to ireland or have you been
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harleytom, you live in a beautiful area. I've visited a few times, and the Dingle penninsular is one of my favourite areas. I love the Connor Pass. I'm also interested in the old railway, and have spent quite a lot of time searching out some of the remains.
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Crashin wrote : "Is there anything I need to be particularly aware of as far as riding a motorcycle in Ireland goes? "

Not really.
You just have to be prepared to ride in the left side of the road...
Well seriously, you need good brakes, new tires, warm clothes, a very good rain suit.
Weather can change very quickly as in the Connemara....
Prefer a full face helmet.
Never ride fast on small roads, lambs and sheeps are sometimes having a rest in the middle of the road.
(bad surprise after a big turn !!!)
Roads are very abrasive that's why I told you to have new tires.
As in France, the price of gas is high, very high for american people !!!

Well, it's a very nice country with very nice people...
I went there twice and I hope coming back soon...

Some nice pics of my last trip, there :









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I would be very carful driving in any country that drives on the other side of the road. All you instincts will be wrong. I am American and found driving in England and Ireland, at the very minimum, a challange. Great place to go if you are from the USA. We loved it.

I forgot about the sheep

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One practical point worth pointing out: on a lot of the roads there is a fairly wide shoulder delineated by a yellow line. It's normal practice for a slower vehicle to pull over onto this shoulder to let faster vehicles past. Watch out if you do this though, as the road surface outside the yellow line can be very rough!
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I have lots of photos at http://www.ncs-stl.com/ireland

It's the ones that start with floor. I was too lazy to rename them.

I have high res photos if anyone wants to print one. Just PM me with a real email address.

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Where is that please?
This place is called Roundstone.
I just stopped to have a fresh Guinness and listen to Irish
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