Two wonderful days in August!

In the end it all came and went so quickly! After months of preparations the big day finally arrived on August 24th, and the Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally 2018, was finally under way.
We have so much to share, from an event that truly touched the hearts and minds of all who took part. So many wonderful places were visited, wonderful people were met, new friendships formed, histories and heritages imparted, battles re-enacted, and the fun and camaraderie that abounded was amazing.
We will over the coming weeks feature the stories, photographs and video footage of every aspect of our journey, and what an adventure it was.

At the Pavillion, Castle Durrow, as registration for the event commences.

The pavilion at Castle Durrow.

Getting ready to leave Castle Durrow.

Time to hit the road!

Our Austrian friends arrive at Castle Durrow.

Passing Attanagh Post Office on the way to our first stop.

In County Laois we cycled, and travelled not just through the beautiful countryside and rolling hills, but through time itself! Each site we visited was steeped in history and wonder. For many of our cyclists these visits may have been their first to certain places, but not their last, we were continuously informed. For others among our convoy, not only had they never been, but had never known of many of sites we called upon, and the fascinating stories attached to each!

And that is what the Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally is all about, and is also why we can say, with hand on heart, that the event has been a great success. For it’s all about delving into our heritage, finding, highlighting and sharing it; firstly with those wonderful people who brave the two days with us, on vintage bikes in vintage attire, and secondly with everyone else, as we promise to feature every aspect of our travels here on our website!

That is a promise we will keep, but it may take a little time! There are photographs and videos to be trawled through, then edited. Histories, facts and figures to be checked, but we will get there.

At Heywood Gardens

Arriving at Timahoe Round Tower & Heritage Centre

The Irish Fly Fishing & Game Shooting Museum

The wonder of the tower!

But before all that, we wish to thank all the participants in this year’s Rally! From all the wonderful cyclists and those who took part in our pageants and re-enactments, to those who gave heritage talks and received us so warmly! It goes without saying, that without you all, we would have no event, but we will say it anyway! Thank you!

We hope to do it all again next year, and truly hope to see you all again!

Scene from the Return of the Seven Septs of Laois, at the Rock of Dunamase.

At Emo Court

The Bulfin Cyclists at Emo Court

Departing Emo

The Rock of Dunamase

The Rambling House

Pass of the Plumes

Stradbally Evening Market

At Timahoe

Tracy’s Bar & Restaurant

Ready to hit the road, on day two!

The Bulfin Cycle

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