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Saturday, September 27, 2014

A Time for Rings

We are leaving Clifden and driving south to the Ring of Kerry area.    First, though, we made a stop at the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren area.      The Cliffs of Moher stretch for 8 kilometers and stand 214 meters above the Atlantic.    To give you some perspective, in this first picture, there are people standing on the first cliff....

The Burren Coastal Drive takes you into totally different landscape views from the rest of Ireland.     Rocky and desolate.

We arrive in Killarney just as the All Ireland Gaelic Football championship game is being played in Dublin.      The Killarney team wins the national championship – for the 37th time.       Our Host has a long history with this team, his father played for many years and Colm is very active with the present team.        He had left the apartment open for us since he was obviously in Dublin!
Our first full day starts leisurely.      I did some catch up computer and photo work.     RJ went searching for a grocery store and then we are off to Killarney National Park.     
Muckross House is fully furnished and basically is an example of how the wealthy lived in the late 19th century.

There is a waterfall on the property, so of course we hiked there.     A half hour each way.     I keep telling myself the exercise is good for us, this information offsets the fact that we find out we could have driven right to it!     

 Can you imagine what it must  have been like to wake up to these views everyday.    Then again, our corner of God's Country is equally beautiful..........


  1. I loved the cliffs of Mohr. My didn't tell me you were staying at Downton Abbey! I can't imagine what this big old house must be like inside. You are having the best adventure!

  2. We are enjoying your trip...keep the photos coming!