We headed South for two days in what many consider to be the three most beautiful spots in Ireland: Dingle, Killarney, and the Ring of Kerry. After spending time in Dublin, seeing the 5000-year-old tomb at Newgrange and then stumbling upon the adorable town of Adare, or exceptions were quite high.
First the Dingle Peninsula, next to the Ring of Kerry. In Dingle, it rained and rained. We made it to Inch beach, which was about an inch of the way down the peninsula on our map, but I am sure that has nothing to do with the name.
It is a famous surfing beach, and the surfers were there. The waves were cooperating, easy to do with the wind and rain. It was enough for us. Visibility not so good, and we were wet and cold without attempting to go onto the beach.
It seemed like the perfect time for a break, so we found Burkes Mulbur House, a wonderful B&B just outside the city centre of Killarney, run by a family who just happened to have girls of similar ages to ours. We rested and then took in a movie. We liked it so much we stayed an extra night.
It was still cloudy in the morning, but we decided to go to drive the Ring of Kerry anyway. At the furthest end we crossed to Valentia Island and discovered some amazing things:
All photos on this page © Rhonda Albom 2012
- Give yourself plenty of time to stop, get out and explore along the way.
- Our next stop was Blarney, for an opportunity to kiss the blarney stone.
- Click here for more tips.