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Magnificent Motorcycle Tour 2017

Martin and Kieran Byrne are twins.  They are identical twins, who disclose their vintage to no one.  Honda Goldwing motorcycles are their passion and they are frequent participants on The Run Of The Country.    This year they surpassed themselves in entertainment value with jokes and stories. On arrival at our accommodation, the Longford Arms … Continue reading Magnificent Motorcycle Tour 2017

On The Road Again 30th September 2017

On the road again for local charities, The Run Of The Country Charity Motorbike Tour will take place on 30th September 2017 and is looking for 50 motorcyclists to support the fundraising efforts again this year. To date this small brotherhood of bikers has raised over €68,000 for Drogheda charities.   Again they are seeking more … Continue reading On The Road Again 30th September 2017

€7280 raised by The Run Of The Country

The final tally of funds raised for Malta Services Drogheda by The Run Of The Country motorcycle tour 2016 was a tremendous €7280.  All credit to the 30 bikers who partook in the event and raised this amount of money for services to adults with intellectual disabilities in the Drogheda area. The event was a … Continue reading €7280 raised by The Run Of The Country

2010 The first Run Of The Country

2010 Diary The reception from the pupils staff and parents at St. Ita’s Special School was warm and enthusiastic.  Bikers could see for themselves where the fundraising money was being spent and they could meet the pupils themselves.  They could see the excellent work that is being undertaken by the staff, teachers and parents on … Continue reading 2010 The first Run Of The Country

2011 The wetest Run Of The Country

Motorcycle touring is all about fun, friendship, adventure and exploration.  A time where you get to ride fantastic roads, meet like minded people, visit exiting places and develop you riding skills. The Run Of The Country ticks all these box 2011 Diary It started a grey day and ended in a drenching.  No one was … Continue reading 2011 The wetest Run Of The Country

2012 Destination Roscommon Town

The mystery tour this year ended in Roscommon Town and as usual no one new the ultimate destination.  Assembling at St Ita’s Special School on the morning of the run everyone was anticipating a good run. Stage 1 Drogheda Slane Navan Athboy Mullingar Route Notes Road to Slane will get your tires well scrubbed in. … Continue reading 2012 Destination Roscommon Town

2013 Event changed to September

The event took place on the 2nd weekend in September.  This was a change from May.  2012 was a wet on so the weather is considered to be a little better in September.  The usual format for the registration, breakfast and set off was followed at St Ita's Special School.  Everyone was looking forward to … Continue reading 2013 Event changed to September

2014 The road to Wicklow

For the first time The Run Of The Country headed south of Dublin into Co. Wicklow . I set off without my check point documents and had to return to Drogheda.  I missed the first 4 checkpoints and joined the run in Kildavin.  It didn't bother me in the slightest as I had scouted the … Continue reading 2014 The road to Wicklow

2015 Kinnegad via Lough Erin

Overview 2015 was a great run.  It had everyting for a perfect day on a motorcycle.  Good company, great Irish roads and dry warm weather.  What more could you ask for.  Breakfast was super in St. Ita's Special School and everyone was optomistic about the run Stage 1 Monaghan 60 miles 1h15m  Twisties from the … Continue reading 2015 Kinnegad via Lough Erin