Ireland – Ring of Kerry

Beautiful Flowers Along the Rugged Coast of Ireland

Beautiful Flowers Along the Rugged Coast of Ireland

From our travel journal…

There were castles to climb. Well, Cheryl climbed high into this mist, while I took pictures, safely on the ground.

There were roads to navigate on the left side. Cheryl drove the TINY roads, whizzing between huge tour buses and bicyclists as though she had done this forever – I hung on for dear life, covering my eyes and hoping not to pitch off a cliff!

There were so many pubs (public houses) to visit. Well, we both did well on that!

After our hauntingly good time at Foulksrath Castle in Kilkenny, we headed to the Killarney Youth Hostel for our first adventures of driving ourselves around a country that prides itself on buggy-sized roads and precipitous cliffs!

The hostel itself was incredible. An impressive 18th century mansion situated on 77 acres of beautiful gardens and forests, it welcomed us with friendly faces and a comfortable bed. Exactly what we needed after a terrible bout of food poisoning!

Staying in a Mansion of a Hostel!

Staying in a Mansion of a Hostel!

Rested and refreshed, we went out for a day-long tour of the famous 179km Ring Of Kerry. Delightful village names of Rossbeigh, Glenbeigh, Killorglin, and Castlemaine entice the traveler with scenic beach views and history dating back over 2,500 years!

Here’s a quick photo tour of this incredible journey.

In the Kerry Bog Village, we were licked by a Bog Pony…

Bog Pony in the Kerry Bog Village

Bog Pony in the Kerry Bog Village

Cahergall Stone Fort….we’re tiny specks on the right…

Cahergall Stone Fort

Cahergall Stone Fort

Cheryl’s climbing high on the ancient walls of Ballycarberry Castle…

Ballycarberry Castle

Ballycarberry Castle

And stooped low to enter Beehive Cells with incredible views over the crashing sea…

Lisa at the Entrance of a Bee Hive

Lisa at the Entrance of a Bee Hive

 

Such Beauty, Even with a Rugged Ireland Coast

Such Beauty, Even with a Rugged Ireland Coast

Ireland is indeed a magical place and the Ring of Kerry tour gave us a wonderful day to explore the wonders!

About the author

Lisa Chavis

Lisa is a traveler, photographer and pharmacist. She and her partner Cheryl MacDonald enjoy sharing inspiration and good health with fellow travelers!

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