Well, here it is day 4 and its off to Doolin. But first we will visit Ross Castle in Killarney before we leave. Then head to Dingle Peninsula for lunch & a pint, then head to Doolin for the next 3 days.
As we head to Ross Castle, we stop to get petrol at a local station. I ask the clerk behind the counter, “how many days a year does it rain around Ireland”? Her response was – “oh about 365 days”.
Off to Ross castle we go. Rainy, damp and wet, just as I expect any castle would be. Decided to take a horse and buggy, commonly known as a Jaunting Car. Around the Killarney National Park – well worth it.
Anthony was our driver. In his very thick Irish accent, he gave us a full historic tour of the area and how it was passed on through the decades. Nothing short of fascinating.
Alright, back in the car and we are off toward Dingle. Now realizing that we are supposed to check in between 3 – 6 pm. We contact our host and let her know that we will never make it on time, as there is way to much to visit between here and Doolin. A few emails back and forth and she is fine with us arriving later. More about Mary Jo, our host later.
So off to Dingle we go. The drive to Dingle is another few hours of captivating sea & landscape. Twisting roads, edge hanging curves and we arrive at our destination. Dingle is a bustling small town with a buzz of activity. Tourists and locals dart from shop to shop. A must visit when on the island.
Well I think I am down an ounce or two, must be time for lunch and … a pint.
The Dingle Pub gets great reviews, so why not head there. Car parked and a 100 meters to the door. Beef and Guinness pie, a pint and the greatest of company. My Rock!
Alright, fueled up and ready to head to Doolin. Arriving later then expected due to amazing vistas and landscape. We head to out Air BnB, the Seascape.
Mary Jo is there to meet us upon arrival. This place is just perfect for the next 3 day. Comfortable rooms, hot full breakfast each more and our host Mary Jo is a wealth of knowledge for the area. Definitely great place to stay.
On Mary Jo’s advise, we head down the road to McDermott’s Pub for some authentic Grub, Music and yes a PINT or Six.
Saw an over the top amazing group here tonight, Blackie O’Connell and his friends. Sorry for the poor quality images from the pub. Cell Phone and a few Guinness to blame.
If you are in the area find out where he is play and go.