Surprises of Ireland

Ireland - Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by: Michael Townsend

There are some things one expects to see on a trip to Ireland. Over the next little while I would like to share some of these things, and my view point of them.

But I would like to start with a few images that you might be surprised by .

While visiting Dublin, I found in the Red Cow business district, in the western part of the city, a motorcycle store, a store that always brings me callin'; Dublin Harley Davidson. It is a thriving dealership although when I was there, I was the only customer.


In Killarney, searching out venues to listen to Irish music, I thought for a moment that I was in some tropical land. (above) Palm trees throughout the town, which might have something to do with the northerly flow of the Atlantic from the Caribbean.

In Belfast, a HOG (Harley Owner's Group) Chapter (The Provincewide Chapter, Northern Ireland) meeting outside of City Hall for a Sunday day ride. About 30 bikes showed of a Chapter membership of over 250!

Also in Belfast, a new hockey rink, (below) home of the Belfast Giants, a hockey team that competes in the Elite Ice Hockey League. It is a 7,000 seat arena with a team made up in part by a few expat Canadians. Hockey is our game but we are more than willing to share it.

Michael Townsend

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