Category Archives: Ireland

Ireland’s Fanore Beach

Misty Day at Fanore Beach, Ireland. Along an Irish coastal road (R477) south of Galway Bay is Fanore Beach. As home to a surf school, the waters just to the south and outside of the frame of this picture were … Continue reading

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In a Fog Through Treacherous Conor Pass

Conor Pass Waterfall, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland. After an overnight in Tralee, Ireland, my husband and I planned to head out bright and early for a full-day trip around the Dingle Peninsula. Our innkeeper recommended that we take Conor Pass over the mountains to … Continue reading

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Tower on the Cliffs

O’Brien’s Tower at the Cliffs of Moher (June 2012). For a full post with commentary, please visit my previous post, The Cliffs of Moher.

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Inishnabro and Sky

Within the Blasket Islands of County Kerry, off the coast of the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, sits the island of Inishnabro (Irish: Inis na Bró, meaning “island of the quern/bottom grind stone”). The island’s contrastingly soft and jagged surface stands … Continue reading

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Irish Sheep

Sheep gazing out to sea along Slea Head Drive on the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland. When I was a teenager I visited Great Britain and Ireland and fell in love with the sheep. While in Scotland, I purchased two mini sheep … Continue reading

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Jagged Coumeenoole North

Coumeenoole North, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland.

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Cahergall Stone Fort

Cahergall Stone Fort, Cahersiveen, County Kerry, Ireland. Cahergall Stone Fort, or an Chathair Gheal (“the Bright Stone Fort”) is considered an impressive and particularly fine stone fort. I don’t remember ever coming across Cahergall Fort while doing research on interesting … Continue reading

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Killorglin’s Mountains

The beauty of the Ring of Kerry in Ireland is that the journey is the destination. Yes, there are lots of interesting natural and man-made attractions, but the points in between are what the trip is really all about.We passed … Continue reading

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Witch’s Kitchen Tree

Beneath this tree on the grounds of Blarney Castle lies a cave known as Witch’s Kitchen. Historians believe the cave was home to the very first Irish cave dwellers. But the historians may have erroneously dismissed the Witch of Blarney’s … Continue reading

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Ross Island Cove

View from Ross Island, Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland.

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