Ireland road trip!! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ (coming soon)

Super excited to be heading back to Ireland soon! I love this place, it’s almost been a year since my parents bought a house here in Kerry, but 15 years since I first set foot here. I have a huge Irish family, originally from Waterford but a lot of them have passed away through the years and I miss them loads. I’ve always felt a strong connection to this land and felt like my Irish heritage was slipping away from me… but I recently got a letter to confirm my Irish citizenship which just made me so happy I cried ๐Ÿ˜… waiting on my Irish passport now, I hope I’ll get it before we head to Ireland in August โ˜บ๏ธ we’re having a little road trip around the south and looking for cool places to visit. Any suggestions would be very welcome! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ’š

4 thoughts on “Ireland road trip!! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ (coming soon)

  1. I’ve just seen this post – am I too late? I adore Kerry, have been several times and just went back last week. I can send you lots of recommendations if you are still looking for them.

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  2. My favourite spot near Killarney has to be Moll’s Gap, a short drive from the national park, after Torc Waterfall. The tour of Muckross House in the national park is also very good especially if it’s raining and you need to be indoors. After that, Sneem village is lovely. Strawberry Fields is great for pancakes or lunch. Went with my niece and she loved it.
    My favourite place of all is Dingle especially the Connor Pass – totally unmissable. Then you go to Brandon Point while you’re there. If you go in the other direction towards Mount Brandon you’ve got a beautiful hike which overlaps with an old pilgrim trail and you should take a look at Brandon Creek which is so lovely, especially in the morning. While Dingle was thronged when I was there, the countryside wasn’t at all so you may have a lot of these places to yourself.
    The town of Kenmare is also lovely; I saw the actor, Gabriel Byrne, there on his honeymoon.
    Closer to the Cork/Kerry border, you could visit the Dzogchen Beara Buddhist monastery on Beara Peninsula near Castletown Bere. Most people I meet don’t seem to know about it but it is so beautiful, as is that region and West Cork.
    I adore Inch Beach in Dingle but there are lots of wonderful beaches around – Dun Chaoin, Muireagh (wrong spelling), Caherdaniel, Derrynane…
    Eating in Dingle:
    Great lunches, cakes and coffee in BEAN IN DINGLE. Great new cafe run by young people. Better value than pubs or restaurants if you’re happy with a sandwich for lunch.
    Anchor Down – seafood. The owner is a fisherman and the wife runs the restaurant. I thought it would be expensive but it’s no more than the pubs around there. Out of the Blue is also excellent. Dick Mack’s pub is also great and there’s a yard beside it with some small restaurants/cafes.
    Killarney:
    Not my favourite town but if you’re there you can get a decent, inexpensive lunch in Jam Cafe. If you’re looking for something more formal or ‘fancy’ you can get nice bar food and a glass of wine in the Maldon Hotel near the train station.
    I’ve been meaning to write a post on Kerry so I’m glad you’ve got me started :-). Have a brilliant trip.

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    1. This is amazing thanks! I’ve done lots of these things before, my parents have a house very near Kenmare ๐Ÿ˜Š but lots of things I haven’t heard of either so thanks a lot! I will check them out ๐Ÿ˜Š

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