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The Four Extreme Points of Ireland - May 2014

So you wanted to see around Ireland?  This CMA-NI run certainly did that - the plan was to visit the 4 extreme points of Ireland - North, South, East and West.

Like all trips we had to start somewhere and McDonalds at Sprucefield near Lisburn was as good a central location as any.  

DAY 1 - From Sprucefield we travelled east to Ballyhalbert on the Ards Peninsula - the most Easterly point of Ireland.  From there we crossed on the ferry to Strangford and on to Carlingford, Ardee, Kells, Tullamore, Birr and Limerick.  (270 miles)

DAY 2 - We travelled down through Co Cork to Mizen Head - the most Southerly point of Ireland.  Next a spin out the Dingle peninsula and a visit to the Basket Island - the most Westerly point of Ireland. Then back to Limerick via the Connor Pass.  (370 miles)

DAY 3 - We rode via Ennis, Lisdoovarna, Galway, Clifden, Carrick-on-Shannon to our overnight stay in Lisnaskea.  (300 miles)

Day 4 - A straight run to Malin Head - the most Northerly point of Ireland and from there we dispersed to our various homes. (~230 miles).

Thanks to everyone that make our trip complete.  We hope you enjoyed the fellowship.  Most of us had a home to home return mileage of around 1300 miles.
Thanks to Jim for organising the run and for Robert and Mike & Sandy from CMA-UK joining us in Limerick.

Enjoy the pics - apparently the sun always shines on Ballyhalbert!