Images from Tralee, Blennerville and Fenit
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A sunny day on the west coast of Ireland almost always ends with a display of colour, and perhaps a promise of what might come with the morning sunrise.
St. Brendan Monument
At the end of the pier at Fenit, looking out into the bay and pointing towards America, is the monument to St. Brendan The Navigator. The 12-foot bronze statue has stood here since 2004, on Great Samphire Island, which is now linked to the harbour.
The sun sets on a perfect summer's day. Blennerville (Cathair Uí Mhóráin) was a major gateway port during the 19th Century for emigrants to North America. The windmill, Ireland's only commercial one, was built in 1800.
Little Samphire Island, with its Lighthouse, sits in Tralee Bay at Fenit. Built in 1851, boat and kayak trips to it are run from Fenit during the warmer months.
From across the canal, a longer exposure showing the movement in the windmill's sails.
At just over 21m, this is the tallest windmill of its kind in Europe. Built by Sir Rowland Blennerhassett in 1800, who also gave his name to the village. Open to the public, with a fascinating visitor centre which gives a lot of insight into the journey of people fleeing the famine from the port here.
The Slieve Mish Mountains
Stretching from near Tralee to the village of Camp, these mountains and others form the spine of the Dingle Peninsula. It might be sunny one side and raining on the other.
This sign can be found at both sides of a field in Fenit, Co Kerry. In addition to being a valuable public service warning, it provides everyone who passes with a good laugh.
Stars at Blennerville
On a clear night by the canal at Blennerville the stars shine bright.
Tralee Ship Canal
Completed in 1846, it has been restored and is used by the local rowing club, while the towpath offers 2 miles of peaceful walking alongside a nature reserve.
Blennerville Windmill Sail
Looking through and beyond the windmill's sail to the Slieve Mish Mountains (Sliabh Mis), named after a mythological Celtic Princess.
Sheep at Blennerville
Happy grazing land with the Slieve Mish Mountains in the background.