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... of prehistoric settlers, chieftains and monks, as well as centuries of people living off the land and the sea. The people who lived here had to be very hardy to work the land enough to grow even potatoes. You can imagine how hard they were struck by the Famine in 1845.
Well, we pretty much ignored all that history and took in the scenery. The loop around the Slea Head Drive is pretty short -- 30 miles or so -- but we stopped often in little pull-offs at the side of ...
... it was.
The patterned hillsides, created by the collecting and stacking of stone walls, may or may not mark individual parcels of land. In some areas, the miles of crisscrossing walls have no significance other than attesting to (make) work programs where poor and starving Irish toiled morning 'till night stacking stones for pennies a day. For all too many, the work programs became ...
An early start in the morning and we are off to the Dingle Peninsula for a day of adventure on the coast. We head out of Killarney on the Ring of Kerry in the opposite direction that we took yesterday. At a junction, we head north towards Tralee and Dingle. The drive to Dingle is scenic and on little narrow roads through the countryside. We plan to take the bigger green road (highway?) back to Killarney later today.
We arrive in Dingle around 10am. Parking ...
... a great lunch with the class at the Dingle Bay Hotel.
At dinner we were joined by Dr Petillo, Dean Carey, Asst dean Jerry Reed and the owner of the Dingle Aquarium at the Boatyard Restaurant. We took a full group shot outside after dinner. Stopped off at John Benny's on the way home.
... creatures suddenly take to a solitary way of life, but perhaps his persistence in maintaining it and physical conditions would at least indicate the area is a welcoming home with not too many natural dangers.
Tour of Dingle Brewery where they brew Crean's
The lager was named after the great Tom Crean. The local man who as a member of the British Navy went on to take part in 3 of the 4 Antarctic Expeditions. It was during ...