Kerry

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Morning on the north shore of Lough Leane at Fossa.

 

 

I have just arrived back from a week with the family in Kerry, and as you can imagine in such a spot, I took an awful lot of photos.  We covered a lot of ground, visiting many of the sights on offer, but still would only have seen a fraction of this beautiful county.  I always shoot in RAW format, so I have a lot to process and convert to Jpeg before I can post in depth on the locations we visited, and I also have a backlog of posts from outings prior to our Kerry visit, but in the meantime, here is a small selection to, hopefully, whet the appetite.

 

 

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Another shot from the north shore of Lough Leane at Fossa where we were staying.

 

 

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And a final shot from the same location.

 

 

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Ross Castle in Killarney National Park.

 

 

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Muckross House in Killarney National Park.

 

 

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Farmyard and cottage at Muckross Traditional Farms, also part of Killarney National Park.

 

 

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A final shot from Killarney National Park, of Muckross Abbey.

 

 

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The Gap of Dunloe.

 

 

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Pony traps parked up at the end of the day at the Gap of Dunloe.

 

 

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Colourful buildings on the streets of Dingle.

 

 

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Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula.

 

 

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Inch beach just after sunset.

 

 

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Ascending Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil in the MacGillicuddy’s Reeks.

 

 

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The highest man in Ireland!  In the clouds at the cross on top of Carrauntoohil.

 

 

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Clumbing Cnoc na Toinne in the MacGillicuddy’s Reeks.  Looking down on Curraghmore Lake and the Bridia Valley.

 

 

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Driving around the Ring of Kerry, on the Iveragh Peninsula.

 

 

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On the Conor Pass on the Dingle Peninsula.

 

 

This was my first trip in many years to the “Kingdom” of Kerry, a photographer’s paradise, and in the coming weeks I hope to have many more posts from the week spent there.

 

4 thoughts on “Kerry

  1. What a wonderful holiday you must have spent. Your leading shot of “Morning on the north shore of Lough Leanne at Fossa” is spectacularly atmospheric, as is the “Gap of Dunloe”. I was particularly interested in your great shots of the Dingle Peninsula and Ring of Kerry as I will be visiting that location myself in September. I look forward to seeing more of the photographs from your trip as you finish processing them.

    1. Thanks Jessica. I think you’ll love Kerry. The Ring of Kerry is beautiful, and the Dingle peninsula is maybe even better. The Beara peninsula is worth a visit too. That’s before you even consider the islands! The only problem is fitting it all in on a holiday. I’ve visited a few times but haven’t made it out to Skellig Michael yet which looks stunning. I’ll look forward to your own photos after your visit.

    1. Cheers John. You could surprise yourself. My knees wouldn’t be the best! I only started the hill walking a year ago – not as hard as I thought. If you started with a few easier hills you’d soon be hooked!

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