Ireland - Day 3 - Dingle Peninsula

Thursday, August 10, 2006

On our third day in Ireland we went on a scenic drive of the Dingle Peninsula which takes at least a half day to drive and took us even longer because we stopped at so many places. Dingle was by far my favorite place in Ireland. It was the most beautiful place I've ever been to. There were many stops along the way to stop and take photographs. To the north is the towering Brandon Mountain, while the west cost has spectacular seascapes. The drive also had many historical sites like huts, cemeteries and a church that dates back to the 6th century.
We stopped at every site the guide pointed to as areas of interest. We stopped at one of the cliff heads for about 3 hours where we had a picnic (from a picnic basket the hotel packed for us) and after, we hiked and climbed to the top. As tiring as it was - it was by far the best views we had all day and well worth it.
On the way back, we saw in the distance what looked like a ruin of a castle or a watch tower. It was in the middle of nowhere overlooking the ocean, so we made it our mission to find it and take some photos. We had already spent the entire day hiking and and climbing through Dingle, but were undeterred when we realized we had to walk about a half of a mile to get to it once we found it. It was beautiful and peaceful standing there alone in the countryside overlooking the water and I was really glad we made the detour.
I'll be adding a photo album of our trip as soon as I have some time, but for now, I've added a few of dingle below. The crucifixion scene was one of the most interesting things we saw because it was in the middle of no-where on a very curvy roadside stuck onto the side of the mountain.



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2 comments:

  1. Mindy said...:

    Hey Er, Great pics! It's good to see your face! You don't post enough pics of YOU.
    Min

  1. Aniela said...:

    Love the pics... and really enjoyed talking to you a few days ago! It was so nice to hear a familiar voice here in CT :) Hope you guys have a good weekend - H has a rugby game tomorrow with the New Haven Rugby club!!! xx