Monthly Archives: October 2015

Brandon Head, Dingle (again) and Tralee

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Forecast – rain. Actuals – not bad. After rising from our very comfortable slumber overlooking the beach, the sound of waves lapping on one side and cows mooing on the other, we set off to complete the Slea Head drive. Some nice views, but the overcast nature of the weather meant it was not very photogenic. We settled for a… Read more »

Slea Head, Carrignaparka Beach and Clogher Head

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Off from Dingle town for a tour of the Dingle peninsula headland. The drive around Ventry Harbour is very picturesque, especially with dark cloud looming, pierced by shafts of sunlight creating pools on the surface of the Bay. As you approach Slea Head the coastline gets more dramatic, and the Blasket Islands peel around the end, stretching out into the… Read more »

Dingle and its Food Festival

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A little mizzle first thing, the first of the wet stuff we’ve had since arriving 10 days ago. That rather spooky the view of the Kerry mountains, so we decided to head off for Dingle, as it as the last day of their food festival, so a good opportunity. Along the way we couldn’t resist a stop at Inch beach,… Read more »

Muckross Abbey and Lough Leane

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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

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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

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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 »

Sneem

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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 »