Relax and see Ireland with Dove Chauffeur Drive
Executive chauffeurdriven vacations in Ireland with Dave Hogan and Dovechauffeurdrive
For your own especially designed Tour of the Republic of Ireland/West and South west

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Dingle and Killarney chauffeurdriven tour

Sheryl and Jack, on the staircase in their hotel, the lovely Killarney Plaza,  this morning.
In the convent in Dingle today which we visited to see the wonderful Harry Clarke stain glass windows in the convent church. This fresco is the work of an American artist ,and is in a separate room close to the chapel.
One of the stain glass windows featuring the visit of the Magi to Mary ,and the child Jesus.
This one depicts Christ and the agony in the garden. These windows are just magnificent, there are six in all, and the detail and wonderful colours in his work are remarkable.
Jack,Sheryl, and Sean, pictured outside the convent in Dingle. This convent is located right in the heart of Dingle town beside the main parish church. If you are in Dingle make sure to visit here.

 Here we have Jack sitting in Dick Mac's pub in Dingle. The pink stuffed toy on the counter is a replica of a colon, which Jack's daughter gave to him after he had major surgery on his colon, from which he is successfully recovering. It is a credit to Jack that he is so open about this, as cancer of the colon is such a common disease among men as the reach into their fifties and sixties. To be able to share this as a warning to others of the dangers of this disease, is a tribute to both Jack and his daughter for highlighting  this in a light humoured way in the public arena.

There was a chill in the air today, as you can see from my pals, as we all enjoyed a stop off at the beach at Inch on the Dingle peninsula.This beach was featured in the movie "Ryan's Daughter".

These ancient beehive huts are amazing, and can be seen in many locations on this peninsula. They date back to ancient civilizations, and are were very practical dwellings at that time.
Back in Killarney once again where we visited the wonderful St Mary's Cathedral.

Tonight was dined at Casita Mexicana, my favourite Mexican restaurant in Killarney. This place i highly recommend, as would my pals after tonight. From the left we have Sean, Jack, Sheryl, and grandad himself, in his grandad shirt. I look so well that i should actually be paid for promoting these shirts so magnificently. I must get in touch with the manufacturers. My meal looks so inviting that i have included the picture below to give you a close up.
My plate, before i got stuck in. Enchiladas,with a chilli con carni filling, Mexican rice, salad, and sour cream. Yummy. Now, please excuse me, i have to eat.
High in the mountains, later tonight, at Ladies View on the Ring of Kerry . It was from here that Queen Victoria uttered those famous words, as she proclaimed this view to be "The most beautiful in the Kingdom. This was during her visit to Killarney in the eighteen hundreds.
Today was not the most pleasant weather wise, but it made no difference, as we had a really great day together once again. Our time is flying by, and tomorrow will be our last day in Killarney. It does fly when you are having a nice time. Tomorrow's program includes the magical and awesome Gap of Dunloe, a journey through a glacial gorge in the Kerry mountains in a horse drawn jaunting car, and a trip down through the lakes of Killarney in open boats. Not to be missed.
No need to feel jealous. You can always contact me, and we can do it together whenever you are ready.
Catch you again soon.
Dave