Ring Of Kerry on the wild Atlantic Way

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Today we leave west Cork behind and travel to the Ring Of Kerry. We Drive Through Glengariff And Kenmare where we join The Ring Of Kerry and head for Killarney . This is one route where we could stop at will to take in the scenery. First official stop will be at Ladies View for a beautiful view point and a quick cuppa.Travelling on round The Ring Of Kerry we will stop to photograph Torc waterfall and spend some time in the Muckross Estate where queen Victoria visited in 1861.

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Torc Waterfall Near Killarney

We now retrace our steps for a while on the Ring Of Kerry and Drive back towards Parknasilla and on to  Sneem, a beautiful and colourful village on our route. Our destination Is Derrynane the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell . The area  is now an Irish National park of some 320 acres. We will Spend a few hours here to photograph the house and surroundings {a guided tour is available]. There is a ruined abbey on the estate situated on a finger of land cut of from the mainland at high tide overlooking Derrynane strand. Around the corner is a small jetty serving Derrynane harbour.

From  here we drive on along The Ring Of Kerry through Waterville until we Reach our accommodation In Cahersiveen. There are many coastal locations for those wishing to shoot sunset before having our evening meal and relaxing to talk all things photography and Irish.

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Sunrise At Ballinskelligs near the castle

The next morning  we will shoot sunrise at Ballinskelligs Bay with its ruined castle built by the MacCarthy Mors in the 16 century and the head back to Cahersiveen for breakfast. The area is rich in stone forts some 2 to 3 thousand years old. we will Drive on the coastal route to an area past ballinskelligs  where we can practice some long exposure work and photograph at an old harbour overlooking the Skellig islands. From here we will travel on to Portmagee for lunch and a well earned rest. In the Afternoon we will visit some old stone forts and if time permits will drive around Caragh Lake. Alternatively We can Head To Killarney To Soak up a More Tourist vibe.

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Glen Harbour Overlooking Skellig Michael

Tomorrow is another day and we will say Good-bye to The Ring Of Kerry And Spend It On The Dingle peninsula.

 

 

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