Operation Free Stuff!
www.greatsouthernhotels.com/ This is so bold, but when we were kids and went to Killarney on a day-trip, we went around to the Great Southern Hotel (right beside the the train station) taking all the hotel mini-shampoo and shower-gel bottles and complimentary soaps :)) I dont know why we did it, it's not like we didnt already have them at home ;)
Dingle Drive & the Blasket Islands
Dingle Drive or sometimes also called "Atlantic Drive" is a scenic road that starts at the west-end of Dingle-town and takes you along the scenic coast of the western part of Dingle Peninsula. You will pass by several "beehive-huts" , an old ringfort, plenty of cliffs, and you will even have to drive through a small river that crosses the road on its surface...
See my 4th pic: This lovely house, decorated all over with lovely bears is a B&B, but I am not sure, if they are still operated.
At the very west of that drive you may see the Blasket islands.
They are no more inhabited today, because life became too hard for the people on these remote islands.
Most of them seachred for their luck in the USA during the 19th and 20th century.
From Ross Castle we kept heading west on N71, away from Killarney, until we reached Ladies View, a scenic overlook on the Upper Lake and all of it's channels running into the other lakes in Killarney National Park. The name Ladies View comes from Queen Victoria's ladies in waiting who said this was the finest view in the land. After taking in the view, we turned around and headed back towards Killarney to go see Torc Waterfall and Muckross House before starting on the Ring of Kerry.
This small but very picturesque waterfall is usually teeming with busloads of tourists. But if you're here early of late in the day (or the year, for that matter), you just might catch a serene moment alone here. Enjoy the little valley and you're on your way again!
2 nights in Killarney
"Killarney with it's beautiful lakes"
From Ennis to Killarney we enjoyed Limerick and then on to Adare-a beautiful little town for lunch and a stroll taking in the flowers and old churchs. As we headed on down to Killarney-we shopped and were greeted with an irish coffee The dinner tonight was in Tyree at Finigan's and then on to the Siamsa Tire Dance Show.
"Dinner at Fenigan's"
We had Chicken Kiev, potatoes and caramel banana pie "benoffi"
"Around the Ring of Kerry"
We so enjoyed playing with the sheep as we began our bus tour around-roads very narrow and busses only suppose to go one way around-so very interesting when we met another head on.