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Killarney

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  • Day98

    Heading south to Killarney

    December 10, 2016 in Ireland

    Left at 10 am from Galway today heading to Killarney. Had a one hour transfer in Limerick. Not a pretty city at all-very industrialized. However Killarney was sunny and gorgeous. My hostel is 500 m from the gates of the National Park. The town reminds me of Banff and Newfoundland combined. Tomorrow I am going to check it out. So I went for a stroll after dinner tonight a come across Santa wishing good cheer. Feels weird because is warm, sunny but all the Christmas decorations are out. Could this be California? Headed out shopping afterwards and then heard some great Celtic music.....so I had to check it out. Had a pint of G and listened to the band and an older chap, I think his name was Tony bought me another pint and chatted my ear off in Gaelic. I was confused and just smiled , laughed and nodded. He fessed up that he was a retired psychologist, dedicated an Irish ballad to me, and made me laugh. The music was fabulous and the band played Folsom County in traditional Celtic beat and it was great. This town feels alive and great!Read more

  • Day100

    Muckross Abbey, House & Torc Waterfalls

    December 12, 2016 in Ireland

    I was set to do the Ring of Kerry this morning before moving onto Cork but my tour was cancelled. Bummer I was really looking forward to it but I was the only one going so it wasn't feasible for the tour company. Instead I decided to go up to Torc waterfalls on the park. It was drizzling when I left and by the time I stopped off to have lunch and give my feet a rest (12km in) it was pouring down rain. The last 8 kms were really wet. The polish girls at the hostel were super and threw my coat into the dryer. My feet really hurt but it was well worth it. I also found out that the creatures in the park were the original Red deer of Ireland, which have existed only in Ireland for centuries. The crazy looking second creature is the purebred Japanese Sika deer and was brought to the island by nobility for hunting purposes. Interestingly both deer graze side by side with cattle in the National Park.Read more

  • Day103

    Circling -

    July 27, 2016 in Ireland

    Heading out to the Ring of Kerry. Today we have jaunty car ride and Irish traditional music and drama.s

    Photo is of Killarney Cathedral. Catholic

    Peninsula is known as Ring of Kerry. Loved the long avenues of trees as we drive down the road. Photos taken at Aghadoe Heights. Henry reckons that everything goes in circles in Ireland people included.

    Green fields line the roads a very pretty area, reminiscent of dairy land at home with hedging. KILLORGLIN Sean driver's home. Have festival of King Puck goat over 3 days. Special stand for fair. Horses are traded during this time with lots of tinkers coming.

    As you travel around you see the abandoned ruins, as a result quite often of the famines. Glenbagh village over looked by Monks head hill.
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  • Day3

    Killarney

    May 31 in Ireland

    Dublin, 5:15
    Nach spontaner Planänderung - durch die Erkenntnis, dass ich deutlich weniger Zeit haben werde als gedacht - fuhr ich mit dem Bus in aller Früh um 6:15 nach Killarney im Südwesten Irlands, statt wie ursprünglich geplant nach Cork im Süden.
    Der Bus entließ mich am späten Vormittag in die Stadt. Mein erstes Ziel war das Black Sheep Hostel, meine Bleibe für die kommende Nacht. Das Hostel ist von Backpackern für Backpacker gemacht und war echt großartig. Super ausgestattet mit tollen gemütlichen Zimmern fühlte ich mich sofort wohl. Die Küche und die Gemeinschaftszimmer luden zu Unterhaltungen und, wer wollte, zum gemeinsamen Klampfen ein. Leider konnte ich die Atmospäre dort nur erhaschen, da ich zeitig zu Bett ging, um am nächsten Morgen meine nächste Etappe anzutreten. Es reichte aber, um meine Zimmergenossen Katja (Katharina?!) aus Deutschland und Roman aus Polen kennenzulernen. Die vegetarisch lebende und angehende Ernährungswissenschaftlerin "Katja" ist als Au pair in Irland tätig und erkundet nun von ihrem Ersparten ebenfalls die Insel. Roman redet sehr gerne und hat sich unheimlich viel Wissen über die Geschichte Osteuropas der letzten Jahrhunderte angesammelt. Das musste er uns als Deutsche natürlich alles ausführlich erläutern.

    Den Nachmittag nutzte ich, um mir mit meinem geliehenen Fahrrad ( auch im Linksverkehr...oha!) den südlich gelegenen Lough Leane und Muckross Lake anzuschauen. Und ich wurde wahrlich entlohnt. Eine herrliche Bucht reihte sich an die andere, im Hintergrund immer zwei wachende Berge, welche für mich das Tor zum Ring of Kerry markierten. Natürlich durften auch die obligatorischen irischen Burgen und Klöster nicht fehlen.
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  • Day2

    Killarney, Kerry

    July 7, 2008 in Ireland

    Nous arrivons au gite à 18h30 pour remise des clefs. Le gite situé dans un petit bourg à Bootleen est splendide ! les chambres sont très Kitch, mais très confortables.

    Repas le soir : Saumon , rotie et cup of tea .

    1ere soirée, 1ere pub ,1ere Guiness oblige !...le groupe fait l'animation dans le petit bourg... c'est pas tous les jours qu'on voit 20 motards Français débarquer. 1er contact donc....pas de surprise, super accueil.

    Couché a 23h , Préparation de la journée de mardi avec Nelly
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  • Day12

    Ring of Kerry, Killarney

    May 21, 2016 in Ireland

    Went for a walk before breakfast - crisp but dry (for a short time)! By the time the group photo was taken after breakfast it was starting to drizzle and once on the coach the rain had started!! Batt (Bartholomew) our fill-in driver for the day, started the trip around the Ring of Kerry. This is one of the most picturesque routes in Ireland, starting in Killarney, around the Dingle Peninsula & ending in Killarney. This was a wonderful day full of beautiful scenery and some interesting sights, made all the more enjoyable by Batt's singing and jokes.
    First stop was a sheepdog demonstration. The shepherd explained the different breeds of sheep, the one with four horns was interesting! Couldn't believe it when we came across a woman who was guiding another group and, when she found out we were from Tasmania, asked if I knew someone she knew in Bream Creek, which I did. It's a very small world!
    Then we continued through some of the most beautiful countryside of the trip. The rain cleared and it made such a difference. We passed Macgillycuddy's Reeks, the highest mountains in Ireland and the rugged coastline. Next stop was the Skellig Experience on the tip of the peninsula. We watched a short film on Skellig Michael, an island about seven miles off the coast which had been inhabited by monks wanting to live in isolation over 2000 years ago. They built stone huts and 650 steps to the top, where they believed they could be closest to God. They did this with virtually no implements and the results are amazing. Some scenes from Star Wars VII were, and some of Star Wars VIII will also be, filmed here.
    Lunch at the Smuggler's Inn and then on to Moll's Gap with magnificent panoramic views of the valley, the Skellig Islands & hills. The man selling honey at Moll's Gap was also selling 'holy water' (poteen) for €5, which you had to ask for as it wasn't on display. Apparently everyone, including the Garda, know he sells it but no one bothers about it. There were a couple of other old timers up there, one playing the accordion and his dog would start howling when he stopped playing. The other one had a lamb, baby deer & fox, which were real drawcards.
    Stopped at Sneem for home made ice cream and then continued on to Killarney.
    Before we had dinner we took one of the jaunting cars ( horse-drawn carriage) through the Killarney National Park. It was so lovely and green everywhere.
    First shot is the four-horned sheep, second is Portmagee,the fishing village near the Skellig Experience, next shows the Skellig islands in the distance, next two are from Moll's Gap and the last is of the man holding the fox.
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  • Day2

    Gap of Dunloe

    November 24, 2016 in Ireland

    Am Ende der Welt schaut es sicherlich auch nicht viel anders aus. Das Gap of Dunloe ist ein Ort, an der man sich auf einen Stein setzen und einfach nur die Ruhe genießen möchte.

  • Day7

    Das beste Hostel

    April 9 in Ireland

    Tane hat uns nicht zu viel versprochen. Das Black Sheep Hostel liegt weit über unseren Erwartungen und ist auf unserer Reise das beste von allen. Einfach liebevoll eingerichtet (Die Betten sind von einem Schreiner angefertigt), leicht esoterisch angehaucht und vor allem preislich unschlagbar. Ein absoluter Geheimtipp.
    Unsere Begeisterung wurde auch nicht davon getrübt, was in der folgdenden Nacht passierte: Nachts um vier ging im Hostel die Alarmanlage los, weil ein paar Mädels auf die Idee kamen sich Toast zu machen, als auf einmal der Toaster anfing zu brennen. Da sie leider nicht auf die Idee kamen die Notfall-Nummer anzurufen, da sie die Tatsache, dass das ganze Hostel durch gellende Pfeiftöne wachgehalten wurde, nicht für einen Notfall hielten, mussten sich erst Philipp und Tane aus dem Bett begeben und die Lage beruhigen.Read more

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