Today was our day on the Dingle peninsula, one of my own personal favourite places. The weather was not good, overcast and misty early on, and, then later, we got rain for awhile. Despite this we had a great day and got some nice photos. We also had a lovely feed in Harrington's in Dingle. This restaurant is located right on the harbour front with plenty of parking in front of the premises.
Our first stop was at Inch beach as we made our way to Dingle town. This is a fantastic beach and a great place for surfing. Eventhough the day was not great there were plenty of people on the water.
You can hire out surf boards here, or even take surfing lessons.
We moved on from there and passed on through Dingle as we hoped that the weather might remain favourable for us as we toured around Slea Head, but unfortunately it actually got worse. Here we have my party pictured at the beehive huts at Maura Houlihan,s close to Slea Head.
Here we have Ted at a communal type group of beehive huts all linked together. This would more than likely have been a family grouping type.
At Slea Head the road narrows quiet dangerously, and when you also have the risk of sheep appearing in front of you, it gets a little tricky. The photo at the top of this Blog, with the sheep over the side of the wall, was also taken just here.
These seagulls were hoping that we might have a snack for them but they were out of luck as we had nothing at all that would have appealed to them.
By the time we got back to Dingle town, everybody was ready to eat, and here we are tucking into a wonderful variety of foods at Harrington's. Ted and i had calamari and chips(French fries), Terry and Kaitlyn had chicken gougons and chips, Michael had chicken nuggets, and Erin had battered cod and chips.The helpings were more than big enough and everything was just fantastic.
Our special treat to round off another great day was an evening of entertainment provided by Liam O'Connor, the accordion player, known as the fastest fingers in the world. Along with his superb team of Irish dancers and his wonderful band, Liam was superb, and the Sullivan family loved every minute of the evening. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take any pictures during the show.
Above you see everybody seated and ready for the action to begin.
Ted also managed to have a delicious Irish Coffee before the show began. They even managed to put a Shamrock on the top of it for him.
Here we have our happy group with the dancers, and Liam O'Connor himself, on the right of the picture.
Doesn't Ted look well in his new Irish tweed cap and green shirt?
Before retiring for the night Ted wanted to raise a toast to his great pal Joe back home in the USA. This was to be Ted's first pint of Guinness ever.
Slawncha Wah Joe, (means)"Good health to you Joe" in Irish (Gaelic)