An Irish Postcard – Kenmare

This is the sort of town I’d usually run a mile from! There isn’t a cliché that hasn’t been thrown at it – charming, inherent beauty, gorgeous, perfect location, picturesque, cute (that’s used a lot!), tranquil sanctuary, unique, otherworldly beauty, world renowned……. all a bit too twee for my liking. The thing is – Kenmare […]

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The Best of Kerry – (5) Gleninchaquin

You just couldn’t dream up this place! Our ancestors certainly knew how to pick a location! I’m still on the Beara Peninsula in south west Ireland but in a place that won’t feature in many travel brochures and is definitely not easily accessible to tour buses. Located near the town of Kenmare, signposts will lead […]

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The Best of County Cork – Healy Pass

Fancy getting away from it all for a while? – I mean REALLY getting away from it all. Then you will love it up here! You’ll be forgiven for thinking at times that you’ve actually left the planet – this is a desolate, harsh landscape but stunning in its bleakness. A mere 13 km in […]

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The Best of County Cork – Garnish Island

Just picture Ireland’s west coast – bleak rugged landscape, windswept rock, wild Atlantic Ocean and next stop the USA. The last thing you’d expect is a paradise island with magnificent gardens and lush exotic trees, shrubs and flowers. Throw in a Greek temple and an Italian villa and you’re convinced that you’ve fallen into a […]

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