June 2018

Dingle Peninsula

County Kerry


Dan chose the Dingle Peninsula for its quiet roads (most tour buses don’t venture past the town of Dingle) and extensive trail system. We enjoyed the peace of Dún Chaoin (Dunquin); the stunning views from rocky cliffs to the sea; sheep, birds, and flowers; and the friendliness of its people. We spent two nights at An Portán Guest House and learned a few words of Irish Gaelic as well as the history of the Blasket Islands at the Blasket Centre, located near the B&B. Portán means crab, a prized catch by the islanders.

During our drive back to Shannon to join the Discovery Bicycle Tour group, we stopped in Tralee, visiting its Town Park and the Kerry County Museum, with an excellent exhibit about Roger Casement and the Easter Rising. We also stopped in Foynes to visit the Flying Boat Museum.

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