Dingle to Cobh

Trip Start Oct 04, 2013
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Trip End Oct 15, 2013


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Flag of Ireland  , Cork,
Sunday, October 13, 2013

A bit overcast this morning as we left Dingle for the Slea Head road around the peninsula. Along this road are medieval buildings such as forts and bee hive houses as well as some remaining famine houses so we stopped at some of those sites. One of them was being guarded by a friendly cat named Chester who watched our every move, expecting pats along the way, until new people arrived for him to supervise. Amazing old fort with a spectacular view. The views all along this road are spectacular. It's windy and narrow with amazing views over the water on one side and up the hills on the other. Photos can't do it justice and in so many places the road is too narrow to stop.

Stopped in Killarney. Beautiful shop fronts and little streets. Just had a look around before moving on.

Visited Kinsale as it was a place I remembered fondly from 20 years ago. Still a pretty town with its colourful houses and shop fronts and it's tiny windy streets. Sitting on the water. Very busy and crowded due to a foodie festival based on a mad hatter theme so, after a look around, we moved on.

Ended our day at Cobh(Cove) as this is where most people left Ireland, whether convicts or emigrants. It's the little town that was the port for Cork. Also the last stop for the titanic and the Lusitania. All these things have lots of information at the heritage centre, although the immigration story is more about USA than anywhere else.
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