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~ Day 2 ~
South Coast - Wexford to Clonakilty
 16th July 2012  

 
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Hook Head Lighthouse (Co Wexford) - one of the oldest working lighthouses in Europe.
Location here.
I have been here before many moons ago. (On my '79 Triumph)

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Don't go backwards!

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When you look closely at the rocks here, you realise that they are completely imbedded
with fossils of plants and tiny creatures.

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And to think these critters were alive only a few millions years ago!

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Loftus Hall - Long range shot as it seemed to be closed,
famous for the hole in the roof where the Devil went through.
Location

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This was the busy (note car coming) L4050 road 'Ring of Hook'.

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Byrne's (relative?) Pub/shop at Ballyhack Harbour.
Location Here

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Ferry from Ballyhack to
Passage East Ferry Waterford. 

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Off to Waterford...by hopping ferry. The only one I used - just for the experience of it.

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Looking out to sea from Co Waterford.
 

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Ballylane East Location

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Stopping to admire the view.

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The busy road (
R675) I just rode on! Location

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Waterford coastline.

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Round tower and e
cclesiastical ruins, Ardmore, County Waterford. Location.


Ruins of the Cathedral and oratory dating from the 13th and 8th centuries.

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 One of the two Ogham stones that have been moved into the ruins for protection..

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Looking towards Ardmore beach.

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Haven't yet managed to work out where this beach is?

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The few minutes I was parked up was enough to get covered in fine sand.
(And it stayed there until after I got home).

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Stopped at Kinsale Co Cork to visit...

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 The Old Head of Kinsale Location here

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Tower at Old Head Kinsale Location here

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Over looking the coast where the Lusitania was sunk by a German U boat.

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Interesting ship moored out there.

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Lets take a closer look, Ok so it's the Peacock Class LE Orla (P41) Irish Navy.

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Old Head of Kinsale - as far as you can get.. the rest is a golf course. Location

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Old Timoleague Road

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Timoleague Abbey, West Cork. Location 

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Clonakilty.

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Camping at Clonakilty.

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 Mileage today = 205 
 
Mileage total so far = 570 

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