Beaches of County Kerry

Not back to form yet! However, here are some sublime places to visit.

If you don’t like the weather in Ireland just wait five minutes –  similar to the West Coast where I live! I have come home to rain and more rain and no lovely break in the clouds such as we experienced in both Ireland and Scotland.

Here are some unbelievable beaches that we enjoyed on our day trips around the Dingle Peninsula and Ring of Kerry where the music  heard was the flute and drums of wind and surf.

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Inch Beach, On The Strand
Ballyskellig Beach
Ballinskelligs Beach

The Irish are very fond of horse races and there are three special events through the year in Killarney. Formal dress and ladies fancy hats are mandatory. Those at Glenbeigh Beach are less formal.

Preparing for the races at Glenbeigh
Preparing for the races at Glenbeigh

Next time we are in Ireland I would love to visit Sceilig Mhichil (Skellig Michael), a barren, rocky island off the coast of Portmagee and a place where monasticism began in Ireland around the 6th or 7th Century. It is now a world heritage site. Getting there can be very daunting as the seas are very rough and because of this, the ferry doesn’t always run, but I believe it is a true pilgrimage which consists of three parts, a journey, a threshold and a silence, something I have felt often when visiting certain sites in Ireland.

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How Patrick explained the Trinity
triple spire Newgrange
triple spiral

The Wind from the South-Chieftains

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  1. AJ says:

    Stunning captures!

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  2. Roy McCarthy says:

    Kerry has wonderful beaches (love Inch) but it’s a rare day you’ll get to sunbathe, so hopefully they’ll remain unspoilt. Love the Chieftains track, saw them in Cork once.

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    1. thanks Roy!! Love the inch too!!

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  3. I love the way you have captured the incredible light in the sky. The beaches of County Kerry are now on my list!

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    1. oh good! you won’t be disappointed!! I hope the weather is good for you!

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  4. Beautiful photos – I love the way you describe the music as being the ‘flute and drums of wind and surf’ and a pilgrimage as ‘a journey, a threshold and a silence’. Get well soon Cybele 🙂

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    1. I always appreciate your wonderful comments Andrea- I’ve been feeling so under the weather! I’m glad you like that description- not my own but one I heard at a spiritual retreat. I so relate to it.( pilgrimages). Thanks for your well wishes too! I’m fighting it!

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  5. sheldonk2014 says:

    These are beautiful
    Hope you feel better soon
    As always Sheldon

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    1. Many thanks Sheldon- I’ve been a bit laid up! But a bit better!

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  6. Sublime, all that landscape and room to breath 🙂
    I do hope you fight off that bug soon, Cybele. Wishing you a speedy recovery x

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah!

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  7. DG MARYOGA says:

    Lost between reality and otherworldliness,entranced by the unmatched beauty of the painterly scapes!The Wind from the South-Chieftains pleasantly echoed in my mind.Btw,did you find a four-leaf shamrock dear Cybele?If not,it doesn’t matter,there is always a next time that will make you luckier.Leaving you with a broad smile,my soul though still in your very first photo 🙂 xxx

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    1. I’m so happy you enjoyed this post DG. It’s surprising to see such beaches on the cold Atlantic!! I feel very blessed – 4 leaf clover or not!! 😀 Thanks so much Doda! Blessings to you and beautiful Greece!!

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  8. What a coincidence, Cybele. We recently returned from a trip to North Ireland, Ireland, Scotland, and England. Like you we toured the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, and for me personally the highlight of the trip was boating out to and hiking to the top of Skellig Michael to view the ancient monastic ruins. Highly recommended!

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    1. so glad you did that Debbie!! We weren’t able to book that one- next time for sure! Were you in the Republic of Ireland this time or last time you visited?

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      1. We were in Belfast for a short tour of the Dark Hedges and the spent a week or so touring the awesome west coast of of Ireland. Chance of a lifetime!

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  9. So sorry to hear that you’ve not been well. I hope you’re all better now. Such beautiful scenes. Like the idea of the 3-leaf clover and the Godhead! Sitting here at the car dealership waiting for my car and listening to your beautiful music. Get well fast! Hugs. 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Linda!! I know you like the music!! It is quite a story with Patrick isn’t it!! Also the pagan triple spiral! It’s an interesting history of the church there and paganism. So many things were incorporated such as Brigid’s fire etc. Blessings Linda!

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  10. glauco ulcigrai says:

    Of course images are spectacular, well captured and edited. They marvellously depict places and people and remind me Irish scenes I visited many years ago with the same enchanting feeling you are proving today!!! They will remain in your heart forever!!! Thanks for that!!!

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    1. Many thanks Glauco!!

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    1. thanks so much David!

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  11. kazg10 says:

    Gorgeous clouds and just moody as you would like it Cybele. Take care I hope you are feeling better soon. Cheers 🙂

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    1. Many thanks Kaz!! Believe it or not this virus has really laid me low! But I think I’m slowly recovering!

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      1. kazg10 says:

        Hopefully you are on the mend now. I know here there has been a nasty flu bug going around.

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      2. Thanks Kaz- slowly!!

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  12. Peter Nena says:

    I love the triple spiral,and the Glenbeigh landscape. Fine photos.

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    1. Many thanks for all your support Peter!

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  13. lauramacky says:

    Sorry you’re still under the weather! Beautiful photos though! Love those ocean shots.

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    1. it’s been awful Laura!! But I’m struggling along! Feeling a bit better today!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        Aww I’m really and truly hoping you kick this soon. Ugh! You have had it a very long time. I had one of those last year. It was nuts! Sending you healing light!

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      2. thanks Laura- yes it’s been over a week but I think I’m over the worst! 🙂

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      3. lauramacky says:

        I thought you had it much longer. I’m so glad it’s only a week although I’m sure it seems like forever!

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      4. still not 100 % Thanks Laura!

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      5. lauramacky says:

        Aww…hopefully soon!!

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