Thursday, August 08, 2013

Ring of Kerry Part 2

After lunch we headed  to Caherdaniel which is located on the southern coast of the peninsula. This area is well known for it beaches but also the cultural history.  The stone ring fort of Caher is along the walking trail called Kerry Way.  The home of Daniel O'Connell is also in this area.
Wonderful bay for boating

Caher stone ring fort
The bus continued past O'Carrolls Cove Caravan Park, an Irish RV park, which looked like a great place for families to camp and enjoy the beach.

Caravans and summer homes
We stopped at a rest stop near the Black Valley for a restroom break and time to browse through the gift shop and watch a weaving demonstration.  There was a fabulous view of the Gap of Dunloe from this spot as well.
Weaving loom

Black Valley
Gap of Dunloe

The last  photo stop of the day was at Ladies View.  This was a spot with a beautiful view chosen for a picnic when Queen Victoria visited Killarney.

We headed back to Killarney through Sneem, another pretty village on the Ring of Kerry.

 We arrived back in Killarney around 5:00 PM and headed back to the B&B to relax for awhile.  In the evening we did some shopping for souvenirs and then went to Danny Mac Pub for dinner.  Doug and I had  Beef and Guinness Stew with Yorkshire pudding and then listened to some traditional music.  We stopped at a couple bars to listen to the  musicians and then called it an early night!!

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