Wow, these recaps are getting long. Hopefully you’re enjoying them! Only a couple more days to go. If you’re interested, you can check back on the other days I’ve already written about:
Day 1: Chicago to Ireland
Day 2: Dublin
Day 3: Galway
Day 4: Cliffs of Moher
Day 5: Killarney + Torc Waterfall + Muckross Abbey
Since it was going to be another rainy day, we flipped our plans around a little bit and decided to drive the Ring of Kerry on this day (Monday). It ended up being a beautiful drive and we were really lucky with the weather. Even though it was a little rainy, it wasn’t anything bad and we were still able to see most of the sights. We got stuck behind a few tour buses, which ended up being okay because then we knew when we were about to hit a cool location because they would pull over! 🙂 I don’t remember where most of these locations were since we basically just drove in a … ring …. around County Kerry (duh, Jessie). So I’ll just do a photo dump. Oh, and we finally found some animals in the road!
The picture of the sheep butt is one of my favorites from the entire trip. I was so excited!
We got back into the Killarney area around 3 and finally found some parking. You’d be surprised, but a lot of places aren’t open for lunch in Ireland, which was pretty difficult for two people that don’t do so well with skipping meals. We finally found a place for lunch, had some fish and chips and headed out to explore the Dingle Peninsula. It was a bit of a drive, but I really didn’t want to get stuck back at my B&B at 4 p.m. again with nothing to do (especially with no internet) so we drove part of the peninsula. It was beautiful and had it’s own smaller cliffs that were very beautiful.
We ended up turning around and heading back because my dad wasn’t comfortable driving in the dark on windy, unfamiliar roads (which I don’t blame him for)! We headed in for the rest of the night and didn’t end up going to eat since we were both still pretty full from a late, heavy lunch. Plus, we had an exciting day coming up – well, exciting for me, at least. Day 7 was the day we were going to see the Blarney Castle, which is the reason I won the tickets in the first place! Check back Tuesday for my favorite day of the entire trip. 🙂
I’m off to celebrate the wedding of one of my greatest friends this weekend in Door County, so I’ll (hopefully) have a recap of the weekend on Monday in case any of you are sick of Ireland blabber.