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1. Posted by I-Travel (Budding Member 48 posts) 9y

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Good Morning,

I have been in Ireland since Feb 3rd, yes just after all the wonderful weather. Not to worry there have been some very nice days.

I have seen and blogged much of the areas around Galway and North, including the Burren and Cliffs.

I am currently just outside of Sligo house sitting. My time here will be up June 6th. .

Do help me decide what the next bit of this adventure is going to be.I have just over two weeks to visit the "must sees" of anyplace south of Galway and Dublin. I am traveling on bus and foot, on ocassion I stick my thumb out.

To get a feeling for what I enjoy...my blog is current with many picture.

Thank you so very much for any suggestions

2. Posted by Eleritz (Full Member 55 posts) 9y

dingle penisula is extremely nice. better in my opinion that the celebrated ring of kerry. ring of skelligs (and a visit the the skellig islands) is also a must. then you can go to killarney national park.

3. Posted by I-Travel (Budding Member 48 posts) 9y

Thank you so much for the reply. More than one person has said "Don't miss Dingle" And you perfer it to the Ring of Kerry. Very good info.

Shellig Island? Do tell me more about this area.

Killarney National Park, yes grand idea. I spend a fair amount of time in the wild places of Colorado.

4. Posted by Eefs (Budding Member 77 posts) 9y

Talk about saving the best till last!!

Caherdaniel is my favourite place in the world. Beein going there for 14 years. Beauuuuuuuutiful place. Weather in Ireland is completely undependable and unpredictable. The mist closes in very quickly in kerry but you will always get a clear couple of hours to do your outdoorsy stuff. The views on the drive are spectacular as are the walks and Helen runs a watersports centre on the beach so you'll be kept bust. Everyone is incredibly friendly

if you are looking for a bit of craic as a lone traveller this is the best time to meet peeps. Kenmare has loads of great restaurants and spas as well as great fishing. Caherdanial is just 2 pubs and a hostel but that is PLENTY to keep you entertained. Great market every sunday in the beer gaden. Beautiful beach down the road in derrynane. Watervill has v famous (&expensive) golf course. Killarney lakes are great and pretty full hostels all year round.

The walks are spectacular especially the view between Caherdaniel & waterville (make sureit is a clear day). Take a trip to the skelligs. You will definitely feel queasy on the boat journey and exhausted after the climb up but the monks beeshuts are incredible (and the story of their determination to build em). Second largest colony of gannets in the world on the small skellig i think).

Dingle is also a travellers haven, good food and great pubs.

Love the place so could yap for ages...Hope this helps!!!

5. Posted by Eleritz (Full Member 55 posts) 9y

skelligs is an archipelago of small islands (actually rocks) which tower over the ocean off the kerry peninsula. they swarm with birdlife - seagulls, puffins, etc. i know people who claim a boat trip to the skellings was the absolute highlight of their trip to eire. the motor boat trip is itself a bit of an adventure (not for the faint-hearted, you will need waterproof clothes otherwise you risk getting soaking wet at sea). skelligs are unesco heritage site.

6. Posted by I-Travel (Budding Member 48 posts) 9y

Eefs ~ I would agree about the weather here. There are places in the world where the local saying is "If you don't like the weather wait five minutes or drive five miles" Colorado is well known for it's wacky weather. I think perhaps Ireland is where the saying started.

I was walking the six miles of BallyPatrick forest two weeks ago. I was lucky enough to experience all four seasons in the same day. I am pleased living in Colorado has taugh me to dress in layers.

Alrighty, Caherdaniel is on my list if only for the wonderful walking..do you have the name and phone number of the hostel? You have described exactly what I seek. Thank you!

Another vote for Skilligs...most wonderful.

I was on Rathlin off the coast of Ballycastle (by the by - I almost sayed in Ballycastle). Not knowing the area and timing I took the bus out to see the Puffins and other four species of birds then walked the 4.5 miles back. That was delightful, again a day with 4 seasons in one. The puffins are very far away but very cute indeed.

Eleritz ~ adventure and history in one..very good yo have talked me into Skilligs. Ya know a friend of mine in California asked me about this word you used. Is "Eire" short for Ireland or it is the irish langauge?

Thanks oodles for the suggestions.
Anyone else have a delightful option for me?

7. Posted by Eleritz (Full Member 55 posts) 9y

Quoting I-Travel

Eleritz ~ adventure and history in one..very good yo have talked me into Skilligs. Ya know a friend of mine in California asked me about this word you used. Is "Eire" short for Ireland or it is the irish langauge?

you're welcome.

Eire or correctly "√Čire" is Irish for "Ireland";)

8. Posted by I-Travel (Budding Member 48 posts) 9y

Eleritz ~ Thank you. My friend in LA was very pleased to have found an answer.