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Ring of kerry

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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

Seanchai

Ring of Kerry

: Irish for storyteller

Seanchai

Sunrise

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.

Derrycunnihy Church

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.

Breakfast

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.

Ballycarbery Castle

Unplanned stop. It’s haunting!

Cahersiveen

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.

Valentia Island

Valentia island

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.

Portmagee

Kerry Cliffs

A windy & narrow two-way road around the Skellig Ring and then back on the Ring of Kerry

Waterville

But first.... some fun on the beach.

Lunch time

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.

Sneem

Moll’s gap

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.

Torc waterfall

Ross Castle on Lough Leane

Home of a 15th century Irish Chieftain,  O'Donoghue Mór. …which turned into a stunning blue hour.

Sunset

Ross Castle

Killarney

...and finally a little music in town

A little digital snapshot into the of Ireland.

magic

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