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Ring of kerry
Digital Day in Ireland
On April 28th, 2019, I was one of 28 storytellers, chosen by Steller Stories & Tourism Ireland to document a My assignment:
Digital Day in The Life Of Ireland
Ring of Kerry
: Irish for storyteller
Ladies View in Killarney National Park. The name was given in admiration of the view by Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting during their 1861 visit.
As would be the case many times today, I pulled over to explore the sights and take small hikes. This stop is in Killarney National Park.
I was on a hunt for Derrycunnihy Falls but only found these small falls. Happily lost in nature.
Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney. I stayed 2 nights for a full day in between to explore the Ring of Kerry.
On the Ring of Kerry I go...
Driving on the left !
Mountain Stage for views of the Dingle Peninsula
Cahergal Stone Fort
A stone fort built around 600AD. Impressive as it was created without mortar. You can climb up for views of the bay.
Unplanned stop. It’s haunting!
Daniel O’Connell Catholic Church the only one named after a lay person.
Time to get off the Ring of Kerry to the Skellig Ring. No tour buses, so the crowds thin... ...as do the roads.
Views for days and a look at O’Shea’s Pub, a faux-pub used in a Guinness commercial.
Colorful fishing village and the start point to Skellig Michael, a rocky island with an abandoned 7th-century Christian monastery. It was a place of pilgrimage for culture lovers and is now even more popular thanks to Star Wars. The town was gearing up for the May 4th festival.
A windy & narrow two-way road around the Skellig Ring and then back on the Ring of Kerry
But first.... some fun on the beach.
O’Carolls Cove Beach Bar
Shrimp in butter. Nothing better.
Unplanned stop as the yellow buildings caught my eye. I discovered Sneem has a storytelling festival in November. I’ll be back.
A quick 5 minute walk off the road, Torc waterfall is ~80 feet high and feels like its in the middle of a fairy land.
Ross Castle on Lough Leane
Home of a 15th century Irish Chieftain, O'Donoghue Mór. …which turned into a stunning blue hour.
...and finally a little music in town
A little digital snapshot into the of Ireland.