Ireland ~ Dingle Peninsula, Voted one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Sunday July 20th ~ Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

Dingle Peninsula

Dingle Peninsula

Day two of our weekend get-a-way started with a nice breakfast at our little B&B.  It appears that this place has changed names four times.  They may be running from a bad reputation???  It certainly was basic and in need of some TLC, but we did fine.  I actually slept for 12 hours straight!

At 11:00 our new guide for the day, Fergal, picked four of us up at the B and B.  The sun was trying to come out and front row seats had been reserved for us which got us started on a positive note.

Travel Hint:  If you have a choice, sit on the right hand side of the bus for Ring of Kerry and on the left side for Dingle Peninsula for best viewing.

One of the first stops was at Inch Beach.

Inch Beach from the road above

Inch Beach from the road above

Children playing in the water (much to cold for me)

Children playing in the water (much too cold for me)

Surfing lessons were a hit

Surfing lessons were a hit

The wild-flower lined road narrowed the further along we went.  Many of the pastures had either cows of sheep grazing, often kept in place by stone fences.

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Colorful wildflowers line the roadways

Happy cows

Happy cows

The Clochan or Beehive shaped stone huts probably date back to the 8th century, even up until the 19th century.  They are made without mortar and often used in religious contexts such as by monks following Saint Patrick.

Beehive Hut

Beehive Hut

And things got even prettier…

Patchwork fields

Patchwork fields

Wild coastline

Wild coastline

House looking out to sea

House looking out to sea

More fields of green

More fields of green

Bay or Ocean, not sure

Bay or Atlantic Ocean?  Not sure

Rock fences overlooking the ocean

Sheep grazing between rock fences overlooking the ocean

Tim and Joanne at Dingle Peninsula

Tim and Joanne at Dingle Peninsula

Sleeping Giant

Sleeping Giant

Dingle Peninsula

Dingle Peninsula

And our day was topped off with a late lunch stop here in this beautiful harbor town.

Lunch stop here

Lunch stop here in the town of Dingle

The Dingle Peninsula was all I hoped it would be and more.  I can see why it has been described as one of the most beautiful places in the world by National Geographic.

I have decided that when the sunshine is out, if I can have a camera in my hand and my husband is by my side then all is right in my world.  When all of this comes together in an amazing place like this – I am in heaven!

Gratitude Moment:  Today I am grateful for my husband’s positive attitude.  He keeps me in check on the few occasions that I lose track of all the wonders we have created in our lives.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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6 Responses to Ireland ~ Dingle Peninsula, Voted one of the most beautiful places in the world.

  1. Such beautiful countryside. And I love that beehive hut too. Might try that one at home!

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  2. This is all so beautiful and exactly like I would expect Ireland to be! Love the beehive hut also! Thank you for all the lovely posts!

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  3. goannasnake says:

    What a lovely day you had for Dingle. It was fog bound the day Mum and I drove around, but I bought a postcard of Connor Pass so I’d know what it looked like.

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