One of our last days in Ireland was spent driving around the Ring of Kerry. If you're ever in Ireland, I think this is a must. It's on the Western side of Ireland on a peninsula. You take in gorgeous mountain and sea views at every turn. After a little debate, we decided to drive ourselves instead of taking a bus tour. We took our time and went off the beaten path to see some cool things that we wouldn't have seen on a bus tour, but I'm sure there's things we missed by not being on the bus, too. We started in Killarney and drove the ring counter clockwise. They tell you to do this so you are driving the same direction as the busses. There are some very narrow winding roads so it's easier if you're driving the same direction as the big busses.
This was near one of the first stops we made. I loved the low clouds that were tucked behind the mountain.
This was the entrance to the Kerry Bog Village and Museum--it shows how people lived and worked in Ireland during the 18th century. It looked cool, but we didn't want to pay to go through it. You pretty much have to pay to see anything in Ireland. I hope that money is going to good use.
This is the beach at Rossbeigh. It had some very pretty views.
This is a pretty typical view of the ocean line. I love how the land is divided.
This is just outside of Kells, a little fishing village. Love the sheep!
This was one of the only goats we saw the entire trip. I figured I'd see more.
This is a cathedral in the town of Caherciveen. It's the only cathedral named after a lay person in all of Ireland. He was a famous political guy in the 19th century.
This little Spaniel was just chilling in the road on our way to Portmagee. We slowly drove by him, and he never got up. Never even flinched. Get out of the road!
Small cliffs outside of Portmagee.
What up, sheep.
The cute little town of Portmagee is in the background. Next we saw the Cliffs of Kerry and then we continued on with the rest of the Ring.