Killarney – a gem of a National Park

Killarney – a gem of a National Park

Killarney National Park is 25,400 acres in size, contains three lakes and just to its west is the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, the highest of all Ireland’s mountain ranges.  Centerpiece of the park is the almost 10, 000 acre Bourn Vincent Memorial Park (which all the locals...
The Ring of Kerry tour done the right way

The Ring of Kerry tour done the right way

Possibly one of the most popular bus tours is the Ring of Kerry in southwestern Ireland.  Promising picturesque countrysides, exciting mountain roads and panoramic seaside vistas; it’s got something that seems to appeal to everyone. Starting at Killarney, the typical...
Loop Head Peninsula – great sites sans crowds

Loop Head Peninsula – great sites sans crowds

If there is poor relative of the Cliffs of Moher, it’s the Loop Head Peninsula. Just slightly further south along the Wild Atlantic Way, the Loop Head Peninsula has its own soaring sea cliffs, coastal walks, fascinating geology, beautiful lighthouse, historic battle...
Aran Islands for hauntingly quaint beauty

Aran Islands for hauntingly quaint beauty

  The Aran Islands were originally inhabited in the 5th century when St. Edna is said to have brought Christianity to these isolated islands. Sitting outside of Galway Bay, these islands get the brunt of Mother Nature’s Atlantic weather, but the inhabitants...