Ireland in 3,585km · Ireland June 2012

3,585 Kilometers

… and not a dent or ding! It was still an ugly, orange BMW when we returned it Our paperwork, since we weren't paying attention to the miles at first, show us starting at 9,055km. Our ending number was 12,642km. And about 70% of this was 'R' roads or the 'backroads'. Two lane ... Barely.… Continue reading 3,585 Kilometers

County Tipperary · Ireland in 3,585km · Ireland June 2012 · Monastery, Abbey, Church

Hore Abbey, Cashel, County Tipperary

We accidently found Hore Abbey our first day in Ireland. We were looking for our bed and breakfast, but instead of turning right, I turned left. That was also the first of many 'turnarounds'. I was the tempted to get out of the car, but were running on 30 hours without sleep. Our priority was… Continue reading Hore Abbey, Cashel, County Tipperary

Castle · County Tipperary · High Crosses · Ireland in 3,585km · Ireland June 2012 · Monastery, Abbey, Church

Rock of Cashel, Cashel, County Tipperary

What is the saying? Something about never going to the sights in one's backyard.... Cashel became our 'home' away from home for two weeks. Everywhere we looked, there were signs or photos of the Rock of Cashel. We had driven by it a couple of times, but had both agreed that it wasn't on our… Continue reading Rock of Cashel, Cashel, County Tipperary

County Kerry · Ireland in 3,585km · Ireland June 2012 · Landscapes · Tourist Sites

Dingle Peninsula County Kerry

As I skimmed tour books before the trip, most directed you towards Ring of Kerry. So when we discussing possible places to visit, our B&B host was comfortable enough to ask ... Why does everyone want to go to the Ring Kerry? I explained that most tour books list it as one of the top… Continue reading Dingle Peninsula County Kerry

Cities, Towns & Villages · County Kerry · Ireland in 3,585km · Ireland June 2012

Dingle, County Kerry

Dingle ... Eileen was as right. Dingle was a dream, although we weren't there long. It is the type of town that you think you would find in Ireland. Located inland on the Dingle Peninsula, it is positioned on the water's edge.The town is vibrant with multi-colored shops, restaurants and pubs. Did I say shopping?… Continue reading Dingle, County Kerry