Monday, January 25, 2010

Ireland Update

Ok, so far, having looked at the data and all the events I now seem to have a rough outline of an itinerary for my planned road trip around the Emerald Isle by car hire Ireland. The only thing is, to fit everything in I think I may have to do a figure of eight.

The month is June.

Well, May. The start is Dublin: 24tt May.

For on the 25th Frankie Boyle hits the town. Then drive out to Portlaoise and then a left kink down to Kilkenny for the Carlsberg Cat Laughs Comedy Festival takes place in Kilkenny from June the 3rd to June the 7th. Then on to Cork via Tipperary for the Cork Midsummer Festival June 12th –June 27th. Then head back up to Dublin through Limerick and Birr in time to catch Pink on the 19th June.

That's loop 1. Loop 2 takes place out from Dublin the next day (or day after if you catch my drift.....) back down to Kerry via Galway to see the Kerry Fleadh on June the
26th and take in the Ring of Kerry. More soon.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ireland/Kerry Update.

As promised towards the end of 2009 and after a hectic start to the new year here is a bit more on the proposed road trip around Ireland by car hire, Dublin.

There is of course the fabulous Ring of Kerry to visit as mentioned last time and I have found various sites of information. Apparently the Ring can take many visits to really appreciate the spectacular views but at least a day trip is recommended so that is the timing for the itinerary sorted! Also mention of a Valencia Island, which as a frequent traveler to the beautiful Spanish city of the same name is definitely added to the itinerary.

If that was not enough I have also found out that the Kerry Fleadh takes place in June this year, on the 26th, thus adding another point to a June centric calendar which would suggest I might be missing Rhod Gilbert and his award winning mince pie.....

Monday, January 11, 2010

GP2 Series // News

Well one of my favourite all time F1 racers Michael Schumacher is back. I wrote a blog about his 'retirement' back in 2006 So Long which stated my continued support for Ferrari and a pledge to support Felipe Massa.

Now Schumi is back I am delighted but also a little torn between the Prancing Horse and the Silver Arrows, Massa and Schumacher.

In the build up to his return he is helping to develop the next GP2 series car. This is the F1 feeder series where I got some first hand motor sport journalism experience via the Bridgestone e-reporter contest.

GP2 Series // News
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