To all the people told me there has not been an Irish made bike frame.... well you are wrong! i rode one last Friday - a pure track frame, made in Meath, in the 80s. Build by a man name Des, who does not make any bikes anymore, but runs a workshop fixing bikes. His frame building stopped when aluminium bikes were imported - our loss.
On Friday, i had a tiny tiny test ride on a burnt orange Rapparee - made in Meath!