Dingle Peninsula County Kerry

Along the Peninsula

As I skimmed tour books before the trip, most directed you towards Ring of Kerry. So when we discussing possible places to visit, our B&B host was comfortable enough to ask … Why does everyone want to go to the Ring Kerry? I explained that most tour books list it as one of the top ten places to visit. Encouraging her to continue, she indicated that if we could only make one place on the west coast … her suggestion was to skip the Ring of Kerry and go to Dingle Peninsula.

It did not disappoint. However, we were unable to drive the full length of the peninsula; even with the long days, we were running low on daylight. It is on the return list to take a day and meander my way around the point.

One of the sites on the peninsula

One of the sites on the peninsula

Looking Across the Fort

Looking Across the Fort

A restaurant across from the fort

Yep ... That is a couple of sheep in the road

Yep … That is a couple of sheep in the road

Herding sheep?

Herding sheep?

Wildlife

Wildlife

Along the peninsula

Along the Peninsula

Along the peninsula

Along the Peninsula

Looking towards Slea Head

Looking towards Slea Head


Location via Google Maps:

Dingle, County Kerry

Dingle :: Town Centre

Dingle … Eileen was as right. Dingle was a dream, although we weren’t there long. It is the type of town that you think you would find in Ireland.

Located inland on the Dingle Peninsula, it is positioned on the water’s edge.The town is vibrant with multi-colored shops, restaurants and pubs. Did I say shopping? We were beginning to worry a bit about the lack of gifts to take home. However, Dingle solved our problem. There were great shops; one had Irish linen!

Kay even introduced us to deep fried sausages and ‘chips’ (or fries.) We had a peaceful dinner sitting by the harbor; eating out of paper cones.

We spent as much time that we could before climbing back into the car and continuing west to the Atlantic. Dingle is a place that warrants a return trip; more time and casually wandering the towne.

Dingle :: Common Directional Sign

Dingle :: Common Directional Sign

Dingle :: Harbor

Dingle :: Harbor

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Dingle :: Town Centre

Dingle :: Town Centre

Dingle :: Town Centre

Dingle :: Town Centre

Dingle :: A Little Fun

Dingle :: A Little Fun


Location via Google Maps:

Tralee, County Kerry

We stopped in Tralee on our way to Dingle. We didn’t stay long. We found that primary church and started there. We also headed towards the city centre; i was still looking for that elusive Irish linen.

Tralee :: Shopping Area

Tralee :: Shopping Area

Okay, I have a confession. We probably wouldn’t have stopped, but one of the US’s TV shoppig channels features an Irish-themed focus a few times a year. They talk about Tralee as being the primary place where the wares come from. I do believe it means that there is a distribution point out of Tralee, because we were not finding shops with ‘traditional’ Irish products. The city centre was a smaller version of cork.

What we did find was the world’s smallest parking garage. It was also the tightest … I had to let out Sara and Kay and then inch my way into the space. I can at least say I did I managed to park!

We didn’t spend too much time in Tralee. We were losing daylight and still had Dingle Peninsula within sight!

Tralee :: St John's Church

Tralee :: St John’s Church

Tralee :: St John's Church Inside

Tralee :: St John’s Church Inside

Tralee :: St John's Church Stained Glass Windows

Tralee :: St John’s Church Stained Glass Windows

Tralee :: St John's Church Stained Glass Windows

Tralee :: St John’s Church Stained Glass Windows

Hmmmm.... House for sale

Hmmmm…. House for sale

Hmmmm.... House for sale

Hmmmm…. House for sale

Tralee :: Town Park Monument

Tralee :: Town Park Monument

Kirbys Brogue Inn in Tralee town

Kirbys Brogue Inn in Tralee town

Blennerville Windmill

Blennerville Windmill :: On our way out of town


Location via Google Maps:

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