Ring of Kerry

July 14th

After leaving Blarney (read about it here) our plan for the day was to drive up to Killerney on the highway and then go around the Ring of Kerry, stopping where ever tickled our fancy. The Ring of Kerry is a roughly 4 hour drive around a peninsula in south west Ireland. It’s full of breath-taking views along a mostly coastal road.

We found beaches of pink rocks, so nice even the cloudy weather couldn’t bring us down.

Along the way there were many tiny towns and stunning views.

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There were access tunnels hidden in hill sides. We didn’t enter but I imagine that there could be any number of magical things that hide inside.

We even found some friends along the way. When we completed the drive we went north a little to reach our accommodation for the night. We had booked into a B&B called Murphy’s Farmhouse. It’s also a working dairy farm.

The farmhouse is run by a sweet lady with the help of her children. They were very kind and helpful. They directed us to where we could eat in town, a short walk down the road.

We went to Murphy’s Bar but the only food they was pizza and we weren’t feeling that so we had a quick drink and then walked down the road to see what food options were like at The Anvil Bar. I am so glad we did. I had one of the best things on the entire trip there. They had a goat’s cheese brie on a crustini with red pepper jelly and a balsamic reduction. It was so good.

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After we ate we headed back to the Farmhouse. I tried to use the internet on my laptop but it was acting up. Internet worked fine on my phone though. I was able to get in touch with a friend of mine in Galway, our stop for the next day. I had her search for a laundry mat near our hotel and she found one. We would get to wash our clothes soon.

After that it was off to bed.