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 Kerry – (4) The Maharees

  If you are spending a few days on the Dingle peninsula and looking for somewhere to blow the cobwebs away while doing your daily 10,000 steps,  then you might like to pass a few hours on the Maharees. Maharees (Na Machairí) is a 5km long sandy spit jutting out into Tralee Bay.   Surrounded by […]

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Sculpture Saturday

  I came across this bronze and stone piece at Brandon’s Creek,  County Kerry,  Ireland.  It commemorates the supposed departure of St Brendan for America in the 6th century from this location – some 900 years before Christopher Columbus set sail!       Sculpture Saturday is  hosted by Ruined for Life

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