cycling in the rain through the countryside of Cork. I had no idea that getting soaked for hours on end, monsoon soaked, tropically soaked, can be having the time of your life. I am very happy to have made this discovery.
Sounds wonderful! If you can sustain that attitude it will serve you well in the west of Ireland.
Yes we rode from Kinsale to Cobh and then to Cork. Fantastic time. Hilly and wet, hilly and sunny, showery. The usual Irish mixture.