Overnight trip to Joey's bar, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland.

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  1. Nelix

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    Have wanted to do this for a while, to visit the bar and memorial garden for the late, great Joey Dunlop.
    Rode from Paisley to Cairnryan (Scotland) then took the stenna ferry across to Belfast (Northern Ireland).

    £40 for bike and rider as it's classed as a day trip.

    Visited the bar and memorial garden this afternoon on the bike, staying close enough to walk to the bar this evening for a few pints.

    Will take photos inside the bar tonight.


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    Very nice!!!! Classy thing to do in memory of a very classy guy.
     
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    Very cool. And I love the shirt!
     
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    What a trip, must be a great experience.

    Netflix has the Joey Dunlop documentary, fantastic.
     
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    Just came across this in one of your recent posts in which you disposed of Drifting Along. This is superb! I am jealous. Would I ever like to have a pint of Guinness and a tot of Jameson there...
     
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    Nice! Been almost 2 decades since I've been to Ireland. Didn't get to "Joey's Bar" but I did hit one of my other meccas...the Guinness Brewery! Looking forward to the interior pics.
     
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    If he had still been alive he more than likely been racing at tangradee last weekend too
     
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    Thanks Nelix - I hope I get to visit there one day.

    [video=youtube;ixO7k2Foa-0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixO7k2Foa-0[/video]
     
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    Thanks for posting that GG



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    Could't imagine riding like Joey did on the rubber of his days. The sound of the 2 smokers is awesome.
     
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    Was awesome guys. To be fair it was about 100 miles riding each way, plus ferry so easily doable as an overnight.
    Ireland is awesome, was a privilege to visit "yer man's" bar.
     
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    Yeah it's a good vid - kind of funny the part where they said Honda made him get a haircut :glee: Very inspiring when they showed him winning the TT at age 48, but it was also depressing how it all ended so quickly for him.
     
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    A visit to Joey's bar is definitely on my to-do list too !
    We have a replica of The Joey memorial statue over here on the TT course on the mountain, here's a couple of pics from when VFRW members divingpete and skimad visited the island last year, sure they won't mind me posting !
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    I have a pic somewhere of me sitting on Joeys bike when I was a kid, apparently I broke the fairing whilst trying to climb on it ! Whoops !
     
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    I remmber enjoying that thrad.
     
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