Paradise in Ireland

Trip Start Dec 05, 2009
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Flag of Ireland  , County Kerry,
Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dingle, A  deep, narrow cleft between hills; shady dell. As opposed to: 'Little Johnny, stop playing with that dingle'.

A planned campervan excursion around Wales became too complex and expensive so we drove to Co. Kerry, SW Ireland for just under a fortnight. First stop Cashel - to see the rock thereof - and loved it   [here is the tourist blurb: Cashel's Victorian town centre is a thriving retail zone, with excellent clothes shops, lively cafes, charming gift shops, pubs oozing with old charm and food retailers offering delicious artisan fare].  Next stop Tralee for a kids festival but not the most inspiring place; no further comment here.
Then to Dingle on the stunningly beautiful Dingle Peninsular.
[great car trip songs can be sung that rhyme with Dingle bingel bingle bringle dingel dingell dingle gingell hingle ingle jingle klingel lingle mingle pingel pringle ringel ringle shingle singel single swingle tingle commingle pettingill intermingle]

What a fantastic place. [ Again - the blurb - Once cited as 'the most beautiful place on earth' by the National Geographic; was voted among the top 100 destinations in the world by Trip Advisor]
We drove the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Dingle. The kids did some pottery. A crazy dolphin called Fungie saw us hiking along the shore and came and gave us a personal display akin to the Olympics pole vaulting competition; I kid you not. We searched for fossils on a stunning beach. Heard some real traditional, traditional music (a Dingle Jingle). Got food poisoning at a real traditional Indian restaurant (a single tingle of dissatisfaction). We stayed in a hotel where the caretakers kids were the same age as ours and they spent any spare time playing together. 

We honestly think we could retire their; to mingle some more. To lingle a little longle in Dingle. [I'm trying]. Camilla said that she felt a real affinity with the area and i have to agree; the ground there seems to pull you back to it. I agree totally.
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Ella Patrick on

Hi
The pictures look fantastic, sounds like you have been to lots of great places in Ireland.Cant wait till you come back.

From Ella.

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