Last week I spent a fantastic few days back home in Ireland. Those of you who have been reading my blog for some time now will know that I love nothing better than a trip home. This time around we had some friends with us which made the holiday even better. I felt like a tourist in my own country as we visited some of the most beautiful spots Munster has to offer. Sometimes it is hard to appreciate what your homeland has to offer and it takes a spell away from the place to truly recognize its wonder. I highly recommend jumping on a train or bus and discovering what is underneath your very nose. Believe me, you will be in for a pleasant surprise.
During my time at home I got to travel the Ring of Kerry. I have done this numerous times before and the fantastic scenery here never ceases to amaze me. For those of you who do not know what the Ring of Kerry is, it is basically a tourist trail which covers some of the most picturesque spots in County Kerry. A drive along its route will have you discover sandy beaches, freshwater rivers full of fish, pretty villages, ancient heritage spots and some of the most friendliest people you can find in Ireland. For more information about the Ring of Kerry, you can visit the route’s official website: http://www.ringofkerrytourism.com/. For now, I want to show you some of the pictures I took.
Below is a shot of the world-famous lakes (or at least one of them) which Killarney National Park has to offer. This picture was taken outside Muckross House and Gardens, a nineteenth century Victorian mansion. Tours are available throughout the house and gardens and is something I highly recommended doing. Unfortunately pictures are not allowed so as to persevere the interior of the house.
Here is a slightly foggy picture of Glenbeigh Beach. As you can gather from these pictures the weather wasn’t the best that day. It is a truly beautiful beach though, and I recommended going there on better days. In fact, go there in any weather. Don’t be a wuss! Being afraid of a little fog or drizzle will get you nowhere in Ireland!
We met a very interesting local man on our travels. He had a sheepdog, a family of cats, a rabbit, a mountain goat, a mountain deer and a mountain sheep. They liked to pose for pictures and he was made for a natter.
The rest of my pictures are not of any main points of focus. The wonder of the Ring of Kerry is that you can get out at any point and be ensured a fantastic photo. Try it sometime and prove me wrong – within reason of course!
*This is not a sponsored post, just a reflection of a place I love.