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Sep-Oct: Posted
Ireland Heritage Tour

For 2016 we have an 1100 tour to Southern Ireland.
Day 4 of our Ireland tour featured scenic Atlantic views.

 
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Day 4 - 24 Aug 16.

Today we enjoyed a generous later start treating our cars to an extra hour in bed! Today is all about the scenic Atlantic views and our start at Killarney on the Ring of Kerry we opted for the anti-clockwise circuit which worked hugely in our favour providing breathtaking views of the stunning coast line. Our convoy made impressive progress along the coastal road stopping frequently to take in the marvellous views.

Our first sightseeing museum was the Old Military Barracks at Cahersiveen where one of the first Atlantic telephone communication lines were laid from America.

At the southern tip of the Ring of Kerry some of our party vanished to the Star Wars film location, Valencia Island where the 1100 force was with them! Our lunch stop was taken at O'Connolly Cove where we were treated to a fantastic coastal view and a glorious white beach and sunshine. It was difficult to peel ourselves away from the beach!

Our last stop was to Muckross House where we were treated to a guided tour and a visit to Queen Victoria's bedroom where she once visited.......yes it's still news here in Killarney!

Driving the Atlantic coastline has been a breath taking experience accompanied with some excellent drivers roads ideally suited to the ADO16. It has left us wanting more and serious consideration to amending tomorrow's route to take in more of the Atlantic coast line.

Running reports. Dean Oakey's lowered Morris 1300 appears to have helped the poorly displacer and has so far survived the rigours of the Irish roads. Rob Mckerney reports a very spluttering Austin and a change of dizzy cap and rotor arm does not appear to have resolved the issue and we suspect a blown head gasket. A compression test planned in the morning to confirm if the worst is suspected. Thank fully we have at least two spare head gaskets and at least 20 volunteers!