This day took us up the west coast. We finished the Ring of Kerry, went through the Lakes of Killarney, saw the gardens at Muckross House, marveled at the Cliffs of Moher at dusk, and found one of our new favorite pubs, McGann’s.
We woke up to another amazing irish breakfast. Complete with black and white pudding for the vegetarian. The breakfasts at the bed and breakfasts are absolutely amazing. They kept us full until well past lunchtime.There were many castles along the way. Some close to the road, some far off in the distance, some on the beach.
The lakes of Killarney were beautiful and I had to stop at the ones that had signs about fishing. You know, just to remind myself that this was not a fishing trip.We stopped at the Muckross House and gardens. This place was given to the Irish government by an American who gave it to his daughter as a wedding gift.
This is the Tarbert to Kilrush ferry. Very popular among tourists. Here we can see the Spanish owned electricity plant and lighthouse.
The next popular stop after getting off the ferry is the Cliffs of Moher. This is one of my favorite places in Ireland. Here Amanda is looking for birds. As she usually does no matter where we are.
It was amazing to see the area as the sun was going down.Our night ended at McGann’s pub. The music was great, the food was fantastic, and even though it was mostly tourists, there were still a couple of locals around.