So I finally got some of the Ireland photos up and going, it feels like it’s going to take forever to get through all of these but they’re turning out quite nice. First up is the Dingle Peninsula, specifically Slea Head where we ended up staying for the night. The youth hostel was in Dun Chaoin, which had a gorgeous view over the Great Blasket Islands. In the morning when we left we got some gorgeous morning light which made getting up that early pretty easy.
Some More on the Dingle Peninsula via Wikipedia.org:
The Dingle Peninsula is the smaller and northernmost of the two peninsulas that make up County Kerry, in Southwest Ireland. The landscape is wild and beautiful from the eastern spine of the peninsula in the steep Slieve Mish (mountain of phantoms) to the western end where the land breaks into a scattering of uninhabited and dramatic islands and cliffs and beaches alternate around the coast. Dingle town (An Daingean) is small enough to walk and big enough to be lively.
The Great Blasket island to the west, which was evacuated in the 1950s produced at least three well-regarded Irish writers, the most well-known being Peig Sayers. Until recently the western end of the peninsula, including Dingle was very cut off from the rest of Ireland by sheer distance and poor roads.
Once described by the National Geographic Traveler as â€œthe most beautiful place on earthâ€?, the Dingle Peninsula is a place of intense allure, with a plethora of green landscapes, rocky hills, long sandy beaches and staggering cliff edges. The warm Gulf Stream reaches the peninsula, giving has a wonderful mixture of sometimes rare and unusual flora and fauna.
Enjoy the photos! See the rest of the Dingle Peninsula Series.