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Bágóg Baby - sar-bhréagán nua do phaistí.

Seachas Síle Ní Seoige, sílim féin gur seo an rud is déise le Gaeilge a chonaic mé le fada an lá.
Bágóg Baby is ainm do.

Another great streetname ... "Blood Stoney Road".

Visit it (if you dare) beside Grand Canal Dock in Dublin 2.
See more odd & just plain scary streetnames on our Flickr map.

Video: Bad song composition in Skerries, Co.Dublin.

Myself and my brother are in training for the Gaelforce event in Mayo in August. So, last weekend we did a 14km loop in north Co.Dublin finishing off in Skerries.
Despite our exhaustion we managed to lift a few pints afterwards (as a reward to ourselves). Before doing so, we took a short stroll around the town.
Skerries looks like a great place to live. A long beach, interesting harbour & a playground for the kids.
It also has wonderful views of the Mourne mountains to the north. Interestingly, it was in Skerries that Percy French composed "The Mountains of Mourne" ..'Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea..' etc. (In the video, my brother tries his own hand at dodgy composition.)
A good place to stop after a long run.

Colourless liquid seen falling from sky over Ireland.

Any ideas what it is?

180km of pedalling on the Ring of Kerry.

I took part in the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle this year. 180Km of road cycling.
It was a great day. Took me 8hrs 30 minutes excluding stops. I admit to being somewhat saddle-sore afterwards, but was glad to have taken part.
Apparently, there was over 6,000 on the tour - the largest number ever. I thought the organisation was excellent. Lots of water stops, free grub, roving bicycle repair, massages and more. Well done to the organisers. Top event.
On the negative side I had never been around the Ring before and was disappointed by the quality of landscape perservation.
In particular, the area between Killorglin and Cahersiveen is very badly blitzed with bungalows, with lots of unfinished sites and road side rubbish. The road surfaces and finishing were pretty bad too.
It is kinda sad to think that the Ring of Kerry is sold as the essential Irish experience. Though on second thoughts, maybe it is.

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