Round Towers and Rocky Fortresses

Rock of Dunamaise1Important historical sites are literally around every bend in the road here in Ireland’s Ancient East. I had a splendid cycle from Timahoe around by the Windy Gap, over to the Rock of Dunamaise and back to Tigh Mochua.
The view at the Windy Gap is surely as fine a panoramic view as any in the country and what better way to see it than on the bike.
We have a network of traffic free rural roads that are just perfect fro cycle touring and day trips.
Instead of using the main road from the Gap, I chanced the lane way to the left of the road and it brought me safely into the Sráid Bhaile.
On the backroads from Timahoe I chanced upon the great Noel Ramsbottom, 84 years young, on his daily 4 mile run! A marvellous big hearted gentleman, full of knowledge and wisdom. We don’t make them like Noel anymore!

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