Today was once again a bright and sunny day, cool, but really nice, as you can see from my photographs. Dingle and the Dingle peninsula, was our destination. This is one of my own personal favourites and i never get tired of its ocean views and wonderful mountain ranges. The views across Dingle bay to the Iveragh peninsula on the southern side, better known as the Ring of Kerry, are spectacular. The rugged Blasket Islands offshore at Slea Head at the tip of the peninsula, and the Skellig islands at the tip of the Iveragh peninsula, all add to the magnificence of Dingle.
The town of Castlemaine is like the doorway to the Dingle peninsula. This town was the birthplace of the notorious Jack Duggan, a deportee from Ireland, who was shot in Australia where he had earned the reputation of a Dick Turpin style highwayman.
This signpost in the centre of Castlemaine says it all.
The snowcapped mountains as we make our way to Dingle town.
Enjoying the sunshine and fresh air on the beach at Inch. This wonderful beach featured in the movie "Ryan's Daughter."
Another view of the mountains as we entered Dingle town
Shopping at Brian De Staic's hand crafted jewelery premises in Dingle town. If you want the best in genuine gold and silver handcrafted jewellery then this is the place to go. Here you can have your name or message engraved on your selection in the ancient Ogham script, and take home a very special piece of memorabilia.
The Blasket islands at Slea Head.
Mount Brandon, St Brendan's holy mountain, in the clouds, as we make our way around the peninsula on our way back to Dingle town.
Another spectacular view of the coastline as the ladies pose near Slea Head.
The sleeping giant island. Yes, his head is at the right end. Looks like he has a Guinness tummy.
High in the mountains at the Conor Pass. From here you have complete views of both sides of the peninsula from quiet a long way up. It was cool up here today, but for views like this, you will gladly endure.
Tomorrow we will be on the Ring of Kerry. Feel free to come along.
If you are feeling just a little envious, and still have not decided on where you are taking your vacation this year, then maybe Ireland can give you that vacation that ticks all the boxes. Drop me a line if you need help.