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Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Killarney
"The Itinerary:Following a pick up from your accommodation on route we will visit Killorglin which is home of the semi-pagan festival; Puck Fair.  From Killorglin the tour will include the following scenic areas of interest:The Bog Village Museum The Bog Museum is located close to Glenbeigh. This museum gives a fascinating insight into how people lived and worked in Ireland in the 18th Ce we shall also visit its glorious sandy beach. CahersiveenFollowing the N70 road we will stop at Cahersiveen the birthplace of Daniel O'Connell who was a political leader in the first half of the 19th century and was often referred to as the Liberator or Emancipator.Valentia IslandFrom Cahersiveen the tour continues to Valentia Island. It is a picture-postcard island situated off the South West coast of Kerry and is of great beauty and contrast. It is joined to the mainland by bridge via the Portmagee Channel. Valentia was the eastern terminus of
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Private Tour: Ring of Kerry from Killarney
"The ""Ring of Kerry"" is a spectacular scenic route in south west Ireland. A private tour is the best way to enjoy all the sights and scenery the route has to offer. You can fully be in charge of the itinerary. Compared with coach tours we can make more stops (of your choice) and travel to places where buses have no access.The Ring of Kerry is a world-famous route following the N70 N71 and R562 roads in a circular direction around the Iveragh peninsula. The route starts in the town Killarney and passes through the towns and villages of (in order): Killorglin Cahersiveen Waterville Sneem Kenmare
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Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Cahersiveen
"The ""Ring of Kerry"" is a spectacular scenic route in south west Ireland. A private tour with us is the best way to enjoy all the sights and scenery the route has to offer. You can fully be in charge of the itinerary. Compared with coach tours we can make more stops (of your choice) and travel to places where buses have no access.The Ring of Kerry is a world-famous route following the N70 N71 and R562 roads in a circular direction around the Iveragh peninsula. The route starts in the town Killarney and passes through the towns and villages of (in order): Killorglin Cahersiveen Waterville Sneem Kenmare
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Skellig Island Tips (16)

Back to the mainland

On the way back, we had a last look at Small Skellig with its birds (first photo)The second photo was taken when we passed the end of Small Skellig with Great Skellig in the background.The third photo...
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Feb 13, 2008

Goodby Blind’s man Cove and Skellig Michael.

There are now restrictions to the visits as too many visitors on the fragile ecosystem of the island has been found to be detrimental for it. Boat operators have a permit for taking passengers to the...
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Feb 13, 2008

Return to Blind’s man Cove!

A visit of Skellig Michael is something very special and “out of the beaten path”! I was very lucky and happy to have done it. I could not help to think of the pilgrims that for centuries ventured to...
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Feb 13, 2008

View from the South peak’s base

I took this series of photos from the ridge just beneath the south peak.The first photo shows Christ’s saddle with visitors laying in the sun, the north summit with the stairs that lead to the...
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Feb 13, 2008

South peak’s hermitage

The south peak stands at the other end of the island. On the first photo, it is seen from the summit of the stairs that go from the monastery to Christ’s saddle. The monastery seemed to be the...
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Feb 13, 2008

Abundant vegetation

The creation of garden was somehow easy (not really!) because the wetness of the extreme oceanic climate speed the desegregation of the volcanic rock that gives a thin layer of fertile vegetal soil....
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Feb 13, 2008

View from the cemetery

From the cemetery, the view on the cliffs and the sea is stunning. Blind’s man cove, where visitors land, is 185 m below, on the left of the picture, Boat that wait after their load of visitors look...
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Feb 13, 2008

Not for those that fear heights!

Great Skellig is not for those that fear heights!. When you climb the stairs, you only see the next stairs but when you stop and turn back, you get a magnificent landscape with the sea 150 meters or...
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Feb 13, 2008

Climbing to Christ’s Saddle

A little further, the stairs are wider and more comfortable, either directly carved into the rock (first photo) or made of wide slabs of rock that have been taken a few meters away (second photo)....
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Feb 13, 2008

Landing on Great Skellig at Blind Man’s cove

There is no shelter on Great Skellig. The motorboats moor temporarily to a small quay at Blind Man’s cove to allow landing and anchor off the island to wait the visitors. Even on a clear day with a...
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Feb 13, 2008

Great Skellig’s monastery

From the sea, it is difficult to spot the monastery that we will visit.The first photo was taken with 300 mm telephoto lens. You must enlarge the photo. Near the summit, you might distinguish half a...
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Feb 13, 2008

Great Skellig

Great Skellig is as rocky and as inhospitable than small Skellig but more massive and thus more impressive. It is 7.5 miles southwest of Valentia island, which, though an island, is stuck to the...
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Feb 13, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near Great Skelligs

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Derrynane House

Derrynane House is an interesting place to visit. Derrynane House was the home of Daniel O'Connell who was a lawyer and politician (born August 6th 1775). O'Connell was instrumental in the movement to...
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Walk Dursey Island

Dursey Island is 6.5 km long and 1.5 km wide, so really isn't that big an area to cover by walking, I guess it depends on how fit you are though. To get there, you leave your car in the car park and...
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The Dolphin Fungi

We probably would not have gone for the touristy boat trip for 32 euros on most occasions. Today however was different. My husband and I had spent the night before in a great B&B in Dingle and...
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Blasket Islands

The Blasket Islands are a series of 7 rocky islands just offshore. The largest is shaped like a dead man laying in the water. During the summer, you can take a 2-3 hour boat trip around the islands to...
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Gallarus Oratory

Pretty cool church considering it's age and the precision with which it was built. No mortar, cement, etc- just stones stacked so precisely and perfectly that it is completely bone dry inside....
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