the lakes of Killlarney as seen from the Ladies View viewpoint
Charlie liked to vacation here
a glimpse of Skellig Michael, where the monks built a monastery in the 6th century
the Lookout sports a scenic panorama
the Skellig Monks sculpture at Cahersiveen.
the rugged west coast
these monks enjoy the waterfall too
the Torc Waterfall
the name Ladies View refers to a visit of Queen Victoria in 1861
the Waterville golf course is considered one of Ireland's best
Life on the Iveragh Peninsula has a long history, starting with the 385 M years old Tetrapod footprints at Valentia Island.
prehistoric dolmen, ringforts, early Christian monasteries and medieval castles dot the peninsula and its nearby islands like Skellig
The region was particularly hard hit during the Great Famine.
The famous Ring of Kerry circles the peninsula's rugged
and scenic coastlines. This 179 km long road is extremely popular with tourists and each day dozens of buses embark
on the 8 hour drive.
Most start at Killarney and "do" the ring counter-clockwise to prevent getting stuck on the sometimes extremely
narrow road. Parking lots at some of the more popular places do fill up quickly.
Along the Ring are scores of nice towns
like Sneem and Waterville, scenic panoramas at the Ring of Kerry Lookout, the Ladies View and the Torc waterfall.
We boarded one
of the tourist buses and did the Ring of Kerry in June 2018.
when in Ireland do like the Irish do, e.g. taste (and buy) the whiskey
here they still harvest peat and stack it to dry and keep warmin winter
the beach at Waterville
staued of the Virgin Mary at the Ring of Kerry Lookout
in Killarney they like to transport tourists in horse drawn carriages