Muckross Abbey and Lough Leane


After the Gap of Dunloe, we had intended going into Killarney for the afternoon, but the Adventure Race was causing traffic mayhem getting back into town, so we headed in the opposite direction and went for a walk to Muckross Abbey. It’s a ruined Franciscan Friary near the edge of Lough Leane. The Lough has to be one of the… Read more »

The Gap of Dunloe

Dave   4th October, 2015   No Comments on The Gap of Dunloe

The Gap of Dunloe is a pass through the Kerry mountains, with Macgillycuddy’s Reeks to the west and the Purple Mountain to the east. It’s a popular tourist spot, and on this day, host to the Killarney Adventure Race. There were bicycles and sweaty buttocks as far as the eye could see. Apparently you can run, cycle and kayak your… Read more »

The Ring of Kerry

Dave   2nd October, 2015   No Comments on The Ring of Kerry

A slightly slow start this morning, but it was nearly 1am by the time we’d walked back from the pub to the campsite. Probably cold bloodedness coming to the fore, waiting for this lovely sunshine toward us into action. We set off again around the Kerry peninsula, and it was from here that it got much more scenic and interesting…. Read more »

Dead Foxes, Spring Cleaning, Death By Chocolate and Guinness


So here’s the roundup to yesterday. Any absolutely gorgeous bit of evening sunshine. I sorted out the laundry, and Mel took it upon herself to give the van a delousing. There seemed to be an unnecessary number of cobwebs about the place, probably just that time of year. Whilst out on our walk, we same across the slightly macabre and… Read more »


Dave   1st October, 2015   No Comments on Sneem

What a lovely peaceful night that was at Garinish. Beautifully calm this morning, just a couple of early fishing boats puttering out to break the surface of the water. We headed into the village of Sneem, which is obviously a stopping off point for those on coach tours of the Ring of Kerry. It was peaceful at 10am, shopkeepers restocking… Read more »

Castletownbere, Dursey Island, Garinish Point and Allihies


Plans for a longer walk failed to materialise this morning. I’ll out it down to the slightly overcast start to the day, that had us thinking we’d not appreciate being up top of a hill or three. So we decided to head on out along the peninsula towards Dursey Island, linked from the mainland by a cable car. More on… Read more »

The Sheep’s Head Peninsula and Bantry Bay


After a little bit of a lie in to get over the effects of the Guinness, we headed out to the tip of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula. The road out as quite narrow but with frequent passing places, and there was a reasonable carpark and tea rooms. We headed out along the well prepared track to the lighthouse, and got… Read more »

Mizen Head and The Sheep’s Head Peninsula


Carry on Wildcamping. That’s what it’s turning into. We’ve managed to avoid campsites so far, the process of driving keeping the batteries topped up, and reasonable availability of fresh water keeps us, we’ll, watered. Today the laptop ran out of juice, which meant no more working, so the priority became looking for power. Not to be outdone by the need… Read more »