In Baile an Fheirtéaraigh (Ballyferriter) to the west of Dingle, summer courses in Irish are organised each summer. The courses take place in a friendly atmosphere and include information on the culture of the area.
I had a great time here when I attended a summer course, and my Irish improved from the stage of "able to read slowly" to "able to speak".
Ireland's leading goldsmith BRIAN has built up his reputation over 20 years designing and making beautiful jewellery!
His shop with workshop attached is located in the courtyard of the magnificent 18th Century BALLYCASEY House.
The shop is a delight to browse....
You will experience unique customer care while viewing the extensive range of gold and silver jewellery.
Planning on getting engaged or married??
You can view Brian's collection of diamond rings in the private viewing room.
All diamond rings are made in his own workshop, using traditional methods....
A real joy to visit this shop......
it wasnt a very clear day when i took this photo, so you might be wondering what the big deal is.
There is an island off the peninsula, hopefully you can make it out in the photo, and it kind of looks like the silhouette of a dead man lying down, according to the locals. It's called "An Fear Marbh" (The Dead Man) . The proper name for the island is Inish Tuaisceart, which means North Island. I prefer to call it An Fear Marbh though :)
if you look closely at the picture you can make out the island, but you'll probably appreciate it better if you ever visit.
Went to Mass here on Sunday morning and thought something looked strange about the design. Everything looked fairly modern and without the usual arches. Got home and ran across this in Wikipedia.....
"Dingle's St. Mary's was a fine neogothic church built to designs by J. J. McCarthy and O'Connell. The foundation stone was laid in 1862. It originally had a nave and aisles separated by arcades, supported on columns capped by octagonal tops. The arcades, unfortunately, were demolished in one of the most radical reordering schemes to have been executed in Ireland. The project also saw the demolition of the exterior walls to below the original clerstory level, and, most notably, of the attic and upper ranges of the west elevation".
So, see - I do notice things sometimes.....
This is a "must see" for each visitor to KERRY.
Kerry the Kindom is comprised of 3 superb attractions in one and is situated in the impressive ASHE MEMORIAL HALL in TRALEE TOWN CENTRE.
The displays are also very child-friendly, which is important...
Visitors are first taken on an audio-visual tour of Kerry, its people, traditions, landscape, seascape and historic monuments.
After that they enter the MUSEUM GALLERY with its rich quantity of historic treasures.
Life-size models, you will see and priceless archaeological treasures.......
And last but not least : "GERALDINE TRALEE" is a reconstruction of Tralee in 1450 AD when the MUNSTER GERALDINES - the Fitzgeralds - were at the height of their power.
Visitors travel by time-car back in time to the Middle Ages and take a fascinating journey through the streets, houses, market, port, abbey and castle of the Medieval Town complete with sounds and smells.........
Commentaries are provided in 7 languages....yours will probably be one of these!!
This little map shows you IRELAND and NORTHERN IRELAND which is part of the United Kingdom.......
These tips here are about County Kerry at the WEST COAST of Ireland: a very enjoyable area: extremely rich in NATURAL beauty and filled to the brim with history and....friendly people, music and....good food!
SHANNON'S STILL SINGING!
Keep in touch with this lovely region via the URL i shall type below.....
A lovely internet site .......and never forget that
SHANNON'S ALWAYS SINGING!
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