The Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way

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This morning we rise early for the sunrise at Ballinskelligs then back for breakfast with those not so early risers. Our destination today is the Dingle Peninsula just above the Ring of Kerry on the Wild Atlantic Way. The journey to Dingle takes Approx. 90 minutes and we will stop in Dingle town for some refreshments and an opportunity to shoot the colourful buildings and streets.

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Sunbeams on the Dingle Peninsula

We now head out west along the coastal route of the Slea head road and will stop frequently to shoot images of the Blasket islands before arriving at Coumeenoole beach to shoot the rock formations and the Atlantic swell on this beautiful beach.

The next stop is Dunquin harbour. If we get lucky we may get a shot of the sheep coming up the narrow path from the harbour . They will have been grazing on the offshore islands .

Continuing on we will now head for the Connor Pass with its breathtaking views . We can stay a while at the top to survey the sights of the Dingle Peninsula.


Evening Light On The Blasket islands

Depending on time we will either carry on to Blennerville with its landmark windmill and then Tralee(famous for the Rose Of Tralee ) or head back to Dingle Town. We can spend an hour or so down time in a few of the pubs and enjoy a good ceili. from here we will return to Cahersiveen for a well earned rest and our evening meal. As usual those that wish can shoot the sunset before returning to photograph some of the locals enjoying a pint or two.

It will be an early to bed night as tomorrow we will be driving some 3 or 4 hours north to Connemarra. We will be calling at the world famous Blarney Castle to see a fully functioning castle set in a traditional irish village as it would have been some two or three hundred years ago.


The Traditional Curragh

So until tomorrow……