Graham's Tour of the Ring of Kerry
and coming soon.....
The Dingle Peninsula

Last Updated 25/11/2001.
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Killarney, the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Penisnsula
Ireland - Summer 1997 and Autumn 2001


During Summer of 1997 and the Autumn of 2001 I spent two wonderful weeks in Ireland with my family and friends and I thought that maybe you would like to share some of the beauty of the areas we visited, in particular Glendalough in County Wicklow, Killarney and the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry and Killaloe in County Clare. For most of the pictures, if you click on them, you'll get a larger picture.

These beautiful Celtic jewels may be found as one
(Celtica) of many sets of web artwork on Moyras page.


First stop is Glendalough in County Wicklow, some 30 miles from Dublin. A beautiful peaceful place. This picture shows the Round Tower and a Celtic cross in the graveyard


There is also a tiny church there.


Next we go across country to Killarney town itself. A bustling town full of life and tourists. Great music in the pubs of an evening, with many fine restaurants and shops. First we take a look at Killarney Cathedral.


A Typical Session in one of the many pubs in Killarney.


This is the view of Killarney from the hillside at Agadoe.


Further on we have the bridge on the way to Kilorglin which leads to the Gap of Dunloe.


Near Glenbeigh we find the traditional stacks of peat or turf cut for drying and subsequent use as fuel for the fires with that distinctive smell that always takes you back to this place.


Here is the famous 'Bog Village' near Glenbeigh. This has been authentically reconstructed to show the typical housing of the turf cutters and thatchers living in and around the bogs of South Western Ireland.


Further up the coast near Kells the coastline becomes very rugged.


This panorama is the reult of merging several individual pictures and covers about 270 degrees looking North West towards Valentia Island.


Just round the headland are some wonderful walks taking you up to where you can get a superb view of the Skelligs.


If it's still daylight when you head back to Killarney you are presented with what has to be one of the best views in Ireland, Ladies View.


See my Celtic Page for other Irish links

If you liked these pictures, you may like to take a look at my North of England page (which also has some pictures of Skye)



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