A collection of images in mono from Co Kerry
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Saint Brendan The Navigator

Saint Brendan The Navigator

Monument to St. Brendan atop Great Samphire Island, at the end of Fenit Harbour Co Kerry. Fenit lighthouse, in Tralee Bay and the mountains of Dingle provide the background.

'Bart' the horse

'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.

Ladies Beach

Ladies Beach

Impressive cliffs and sea caves at Ballybunion, County Kerry.

Ballycarbery Castle

Ballycarbery Castle

15th century tower house located 'over the water' from Cahersiveen.

Ross Castle, Killarney

Ross Castle, Killarney

Middle Age stronghold dating from the late 15th century.

1849 Eviction Notice

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

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

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

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.

Blennerville Windmill

Blennerville Windmill

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

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)

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

WW2 Lookout Post, Brandon Point

One of 83 identical LOP's of the Irish Defence Force's Coast Watching Service.

Statue of St. Brendan

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.

Bart

Bart

Another shot of this lovely horse.

Carrigafoyle Castle

Carrigafoyle Castle

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.

Ballycarbery Castle

Ballycarbery Castle

From what is now a roadside, the elevated position of the castle only embellishes its dominance over the landscape.

Muckross Abbey Entrance

Muckross Abbey Entrance

Well-preserved ruin of the Franciscan Friary. The monks were driven away in the 1650's by Cromwellian soldiers.

Dunquin

Dunquin

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.

Wishing Bridge

Wishing Bridge

At the northern section of the Gap Of Dunloe, Killarney National Park. Wishes made here are said to be destined to come true.

Love Ireland

Love Ireland

An inscription into the sand that speaks for everyone who visits and who calls this land their home.

Gap Of Dunloe

Gap Of Dunloe

Looking south through the Gap, grazing sheep and Black Lake.

Barge at Blennerville

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.

Blennerville

Blennerville

Old warehousing and the Slieve Mish Mountains, as seen from the windmill at Blennerville.

Conor Pass

Conor Pass

A lone Sheep stands guard on the pass. A common hazard on these roads.

Minard Beach

Minard Beach

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

Ladies Beach, Ballybunion

Dramatic cliffs and caves.

Ogham Stone

Ogham Stone

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

Ladies Beach, Ballybunion

Up close to the cliffs and their caves, carved by the tides at Ballybunion on Kerry's Wild Atlantic Way.

Minard Beach

Minard Beach

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.

Conor Pass

Conor Pass

A view of the pass as it winds its way towards the summit, as seen from Peddlers Lake.

Coumeenoole

Coumeenoole

The more impermeable rocks continue to defy the ocean.

Sheep at Blennerville

Sheep at Blennerville

Near the windmill at Blennerville, with the rising Slieve Mish Mountains behind.

Ceann Sibel

Ceann Sibel

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

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

Winter on Dingle Peninsula

Snow dusts the mountain top on a cold winter's morning.

Slea Head Seagull

Slea Head Seagull

The Blaskets

The Blaskets

Dunmore Head and the Blasket Islands, Dingle Peninsula.

Slea Head Seagull

Slea Head Seagull

Up close and personal with one of the locals.

The Road To Dingle

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

Slea Head Seagulls

The gulls will put on all manner of displays if they think some food will be their reward.

Conor Pass

Conor Pass

At Peddlers Lake looking toward Mullaghveal.

Dunmore Head

Dunmore Head

Great Blasket Island, as seen from the western-most point of mainland Ireland.

Copyright James Brown Photography