Called the ‘most beautiful place on Earth’ by the National Geographic, the Dingle Peninsula is our next stop on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Driving on the Slea Head Loop in Dingle can be the most exciting thing to do on the Wild Atlantic Way. The 42 km long stretch has no shortage of breath-taking beautiful views. Harbouring its age old traditions and language, Dingle is as Irish as its gets. Several dual identity pubs (shops by day and pubs by night) are the standard watering holes in the town of Dingle.
A group of six rugged islands off the coast of the Dingle Peninsula and few miles ahead of the Slea Head is the Great Blasket Islands. A ghost town in the present, you get to hear great stories about the islands. Former residents of the islands have left behind rich cultural heritage and not to say beautiful views.
Ireland’s third largest mountain, Mount Brandon is a trekker’s heaven. Lakes, fields and surrounding ocean is a view worth the grind.
Go on a joyride with the dolphins (Fungi, in local lingo) known to have a very close contact with the humans. Take a boat trip out with the locals and be treated to an acrobatics display by Fungi and his friends.
A remarkable Oratory (a single room private Chapel constructed from stones) constructed 6th and 9th century still hold its grounds unchanged. An ancient legend says that if one crawls out of the window at the back of the chapel, their soul is cleansed.
Off the coast of the Iveragh peninsula in County Kerry, is the UNESCO Heritage Site of Skellig Michael. A very well preserved and remotely placed 6th century monastery draws good number of people from the mainland. The monastery consist of oratories and vegetable which flourished in its days of glory and was truly a place of solitude for the monks who resided here. The monastery shot into fame after it appeared in the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
pc of mt brandon By Berx22 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,
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It’s was a great trip back to the ol stompin grounds. Over the course of 10 days we reconnected with wonderful friends in Dublin, hiked an ancient monastery on an island off the coast of Ireland, hiked the Antrim Coast and Giants Causeway, searched for Potter in Edinburgh, walked the edge of the Cliffs of Moher, and pretty much visited every castle in between. #dublin#antrim#skelligmichael#giantscauseway
10 10310:08 PM Aug 26, 2018
Holy shit. We are so jaded in life these days it takes something like #skelligmichael to shake you out of it. 2 hr drive. 2 hr boat ride. And there it is. 150 people a day allowed on the island. We climbed 35 stories to the monastery built in 400. No railings. Rickety stone steps. Not my best parenting day but Fia loves Star Wars so couldn’t disappoint once we were there. I have never seen anything like this. Ever. I will never forget the beauty. The history. The fear. Nature is truly awe inspiring and we need to stop fucking with it.