From Belfast to Sligo and back again

4 – 19 June 2019

Our route from east coast to west coast, about 410 km (245 miles)

From Belfast to Portadown

Belfast was rainy. Norm of Norm’s Bikes was hurting, but helpful. Portadown has a thriving Orange Order.

From Portadown to Cookstown: Logh Neagh


Logh Neagh on a clear day
Even Ray can have a nice day

From Cookstown to Omagh

This part of the route goes through the Sperrin Mountains. On bicycles we didn’t take a whole lot of pictures. But during the breaks…

A picnic along the way
A wee bit of the Sperrins behind Ray. The big ones got away. They were in front of him


Game of Thrones is right behind our B&B in Omagh (pr: oma)
Our ladySacred Heart Church, Omagh
Sacred Heart Church, Omagh

From Omagh to Enniskillen

Enniskillen is an island: a view from a bridge
At the corner of Queen Street and Darling Street, with St. Macartin’s left of center
The castle, Enniskillen, from the A4
The castle, again
The castle
And then Renske gets into the picture
One of the oldest pubs in N-I: Tiger Tiger, burning bright
Ground floor: Blake’s
Café Merlot, under pub William Blake
One last view from a bridge, but now with some sunlight

From Enniskillen to Manorhamilton

Logh Macnean, between Enniskillen and Manorhamilton
Logh Macnean
30 meters or so from the border North / Republic


Manorhamilton, Rep. of Ireland, castle
Manorhamilton, Rep. of Ireland, castle
Breakfast at Bluebell B&B in Manorhamilton
Gurn’s Milestone Bar, Manorhamilton

From Manorhamilton to Sligo

Glencar Falls
Glencar Logh
Glencar Logh
Ben Bulben:
Under bare Ben Bulben’s head
In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid
Drumcliff – On the other side of this church is the grave of W. B. Yeats with tombstone:
Cast a cold eye
On life, on death,
Horseman, pass by!


Donaghy’s Pub, Sligo
The beach at Strandhill, Sligo
The strand. It’s beginning to drizzle and the water sporters are calling it a day
Coach Lane (restaurant) @ Donaghy’s, upstairs from the pub. Great food!

Back to Belfast by bus

Back in Belfast (by bus) I go bookstore shopping; This gem is No Alibi’s, with lots of crime!
In the University district