'Bart' the horse
Whilst visiting Bromore Cliffs, near Ballybunion, I met Bart who lives here. He is extremely beautiful, friendly and curious and was happy to pose for the camera.
Impressive cliffs and sea caves at Ballybunion, County Kerry.
15th century tower house located 'over the water' from Cahersiveen.
Ross Castle, Killarney
Middle Age stronghold dating from the late 15th century.
1849 Eviction Notice
At Kerry Bog Village, near Glenbeigh Co Kerry, stands the ruin of Bridget O'Shea's cottage. The widow was evicted during The Great Famine with her 5 children. Bridget was also pregnant at the time. The cottage and this notice stand still so that we may never forget this awful time.
Dunes at The Maherees
The Maherees is a 5km long 'ayre' pointing out from the northern edge of the Dingle Peninsula. The dunes pictured here sit along a lengthy strip of beach on its western side, facing Brandon Point across the bay.
Kinard, Dingle Peninsula
The beach at Kinard, on the southern side of the Dingle Peninsula. The sea stack here is called 'An Searrach' or 'The Foal'.
At Tralee Wetlands Centre
I am reliably informed this is a Demoiselle Crane named Fraiser (of course) and that he is a resident at Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre.
The windmill and visitor centre offers a fascinating insight into the history of this site, the main port of emigration during the Great Famine from County Kerry.
On the Sauce Creek loop walk
Nearing the end of a 12km walk from Brandon Village at the northern edge of the Dingle Peninsula.
Sauce Creek (An Sas)
400m high cliffs overlooking a horseshoe-shaped bay. Once populated by families who farmed these slopes.
WW2 Lookout Post, Brandon Point
One of 83 identical LOP's of the Irish Defence Force's Coast Watching Service.
Statue of St. Brendan
Saint Brendan the Navigator, from the front this time. The 12 foot monument depicts St. Brendan in a properly heroic manner.
Another shot of this lovely horse.
Another 15th century construction, sitting at the edge of the Shannon Estuary on the Kerry side. From here ships en route to Limerick would be intercepted and 'relieved' of their cargo.
From what is now a roadside, the elevated position of the castle only embellishes its dominance over the landscape.
Muckross Abbey Entrance
Well-preserved ruin of the Franciscan Friary. The monks were driven away in the 1650's by Cromwellian soldiers.
A view of the mainland at Dunquin, Dingle Peninsula. The crossing of this channel, to Great Blasket Island, is now a pleasant ferry trip but was once the only means to transport goods, people and livestock between the communities here.
At the northern section of the Gap Of Dunloe, Killarney National Park. Wishes made here are said to be destined to come true.
An inscription into the sand that speaks for everyone who visits and who calls this land their home.
Gap Of Dunloe
Looking south through the Gap, grazing sheep and Black Lake.
Barge at Blennerville
On the Tralee Ship Canal, with the Slieve Mish Mountains (Sliabh Mis) behind. Strandbally Mountain (Cnoc an tSráidbhaile) sits further on into the background.
Old warehousing and the Slieve Mish Mountains, as seen from the windmill at Blennerville.
A lone Sheep stands guard on the pass. A common hazard on these roads.
Minard, on the Dingle Peninsula, hosts a fascinating beach overlooked by the castle ruin. This is a Storm Beach, these stones and boulders having been deposited during previous storms and high tidal surges.
Ladies Beach, Ballybunion
Dramatic cliffs and caves.
Just off the Slea Head Drive, Dingle, stands an ancient Ogham Stone. The majority of these stones date from the 5th and 6th centuries.
Ladies Beach, Ballybunion
Up close to the cliffs and their caves, carved by the tides at Ballybunion on Kerry's Wild Atlantic Way.
At the far end of the beach, away from Minard Castle. Coastal erosion sculpts the line between land and sea in a myriad of shapes.
A view of the pass as it winds its way towards the summit, as seen from Peddlers Lake.
The more impermeable rocks continue to defy the ocean.
Sheep at Blennerville
Near the windmill at Blennerville, with the rising Slieve Mish Mountains behind.
A rainbow rising over the Ceann Sibel headland on the Slea Head Drive. This stormy day was a great time to be out in this landscape.
At Dunquin Pier
From the bottom of the famous winding pathway to Dunquin Pier. From here a ferry boat crosses to Great Blasket Island.
Winter on Dingle Peninsula
Snow dusts the mountain top on a cold winter's morning.
Slea Head Seagull
Dunmore Head and the Blasket Islands, Dingle Peninsula.
Slea Head Seagull
Up close and personal with one of the locals.
The Road To Dingle
A moody scene on a winter's day, yet no matter the weather the scenery in County Kerry is always special.
Slea Head Seagulls
The gulls will put on all manner of displays if they think some food will be their reward.
At Peddlers Lake looking toward Mullaghveal.
Great Blasket Island, as seen from the western-most point of mainland Ireland.