Dingle Peninsula Photos

From Tralee we went over Connor Pass into the Dingle Peninsula. There's lots to see around Dingle, so we spent the whole day there, then finally went out to Killarney.

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The day we drove to the Dingle Peninsula started out very foggy and cloudy. This is on the way up to the Connor Pass.
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Lots of lakes in this area.
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At one point where you could pull over we saw people scrambling up the mountain, so we went too. I think this mountain is called "Slievanea".
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As we climbed we followed a stream.
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At the top of the stream, near the top of the mountain, was a lake
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More of the lake.
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A bog was next to the lake.
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Sue next to the lake. You can see how close it was to the top of the mountain here.
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Looking down from the lake.
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Dingle was on the other side of the pass. Here's a dead tree in Dingle that somebody carved.
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Dingle is a cute town. Then again, about 90% of the towns in Ireland are cute.
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There are some prehistoric beehive huts on the dingle peninsula. These are huts people made by piling rocks together. They were built from pre-Celtic times through the early Christian era.
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Looking up from inside a beehive hut. Looks like this one wouldn't keep out the rain very well, but maybe it was in better shape a few thousand years ago.
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Me in the complex of beehive huts and walls.
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At a beach at the tip of the Dingle peninsula. Those are the Blasket Islands in front of me, the Westernmost part of Ireland.
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People were surfing and kayaking here.
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There was a cliff with a cave at the back of this beach. That's Sue in front of the cave.
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This rock was covered in mussels, barnacles, limpets, etc.
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A pool at the back of the beach.
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A strange series of hills along the edge of the peninsula.
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More of the Blaskets...
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...I'd like to stitch all these pictures together...
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...to make one big panorama...
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...but I don't have the software handy to do that...
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...so I guess I'll just...
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...keep them separate...
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...until I'm ready.
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This part of the peninsula was pretty rocky.
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More sheep wandering around.
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At the end of the day we found Minard Castle.
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It hasn't been kept up or repaired in any way, so it's not in great shape.
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In fact one whole wall has fallen down.
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Inside the castle.
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More of the inside of Minard Castle.
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I really liked how you can see into the castle through the collapsed walls. Like a diagram with a cutaway view.
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