Home Again

-tired, a bit spaced out and with a flu bug!

muckross park
muckross park

-But as always it was all so worth it.  A few days and I’ll be put to sorts again and time to catch up with all!! Here are a few pics of County Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula and Ring of Kerry and I will post others from time to time. I can’t decide whether to buy a house in Kerry or Perthshire and Kinross!!  both are so gorgeous.  ( Dream on!)


The Skelligs are off the coast of the Ring of Kerry. Sceilig Mhichil or Michael was the site of a 6th century monastic community started by St. Finian. The island is a formidable jutting rock and there is a steep climb to get to the beehive cells of the monks situated at the peak. (Two tourists fell to their deaths here). Weather permitting as the seas are very rough, a ferry will take people there and even if you don’t make the climb, you will see plenty of  wild life including colonies of puffins who make their home on the cliffs of these islands.  We didn’t have time as you must book well in advance.

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  1. Aquileana says:

    Beautifully captivating dear Cybele. Love and best wishes. Happy week ahead to you. Aquileana ⭐

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    1. thanks so much Aquileana and to you!!!

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  2. I wouldn’t mind having Muckrose House as my ancestral home. I love that style of architecture. Now I’m the one that’s dreaming on. Lovely pictures as usual, Cybele.

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    1. I hear you girlfriend!! There’s room enough for us both! Thank you Sarah!

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  3. Beautiful! What a wonderful dream. I bet, though, property prices are through the roof! 🙄

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    1. Many thanks Linda- sorry it’s taken a while !!

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  4. Peter Nena says:

    Awesome. That jutting rock. The sceilig mhichil.

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    1. thank you Peter!! It’s amazing! How are you!

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  5. I’m about to head off to Ireland soon. Your photos are so inspiring!

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    1. Fantastic and thank you Eliza- is it your first time? Bring rain gear!! 😀 Check back I’m about to post some of the beaches of Kerry!!

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      1. It’s our first time in Ireland – we are going for a whole month and have a car for 23 days (or so). Testing out wet weather gear here and up at Whistler where we saw 54 40 in an outdoor concert in the pouring rain…

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      2. wonderful- a car is the way to go ( with gps of course). Be prepared for one lane roads and fast drivers lol!!

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  6. Maverick ~ says:

    Looks like a wonderful journey. Be well.

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    1. thanks so much Maverick!

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  7. Stunning photos! Hope you are getting over your flu!

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      1. Definitely my pleasure!

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  8. afairymind says:

    A beautiful collection of images, Cybele. I’m glad you had a lovely time. I hope you’re over your flu bug soon. 🙂

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    1. so glad you like them Louise and yes starting to feel a bit better but hard to get into reality again! 🙂

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  9. Hope you’re feeling better soon Cybele, gorgeous photos.

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    1. I will Andrea and thanks so much!

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  10. Mark Simms says:

    Welcome back…..hope you had a great time. Looking forward to seeing the images.

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    1. A thousand thanks Mark! Travel is grand! It’s hard to be home again!

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  11. solaner says:

    Welcome back, Cybele. I’m looking forward for many more photos 🙂

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    1. Thank you Solaner!

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  12. sheldonk2014 says:

    Glad to hear your back
    Missed those beautiful picture of yours
    As always Sheldon

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    1. Many thanks Sheldon – will head over your way soon!!

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  13. We visited Kerry in 2002 and had a choice between the Dingle Peninsula or the Ring of Kerry. We chose the Ring. I see you chose both. Good for you! Hope you get better soon.

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    1. thank you Crow!! Both places are gorgeous! Thanks for your well wishes!

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  14. DG MARYOGA says:

    I don’t ask you if you had a good time … Your glorious photos with the idyllic scapes and the fabulous cloud formations say it all!I wish you a speedy recovery from the anticlimax syndrom … and the flu 🙂 xxx

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    1. thank you my friend. Yes the memories are so technicolour! and I have these wonderful images!

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  15. Adrian Lewis says:

    What a beautiful set if images – such a clean and fresh place. Reminds me somewhat of the Western Isles. A

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    1. yes there are similarities between the two places ( Ireland and Scotland). Thanks so much Adrian!

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  16. Sue says:

    Oh, and get fit quickly….

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    1. yes hopefully soon – along with jet lag etc lol! Thank you!

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  17. Sue says:

    Love that last one – pure Cybele….. But the rest are good, too!

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  18. Gorgeous images, Cybele. I remember doing the Ring of Kerry a few years ago. It was sublime and we had the most wonderful weather. 😀

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    1. thanks so much and yes what a sublime place!! The weather was changeable and rather cool this time but it didn’t matter- it was all so fabulous!

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  19. joanfrankham says:

    all beautiful photos. I am sure you had a wonderful time.

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    1. we did Joan!! Scotland and Ireland are pure magic!! – as you know! 😀 Thanks so much and will catch up soon. I need a few days recovery lol!

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