Dingle Peninsula to Lahinch

Trip Start Jul 22, 2009
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Trip End Aug 09, 2009


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Moher Heights Bed and Breakfast

Flag of Ireland  , County Clare,
Wednesday, August 5, 2009

We have a new winner for most scenic day of our trip! The views were amazing all day and the weather was fantastic. We drove the Dingle Peninsula, took a ferry on the river Shannon, and saw the Cliffs of Moher.

The loop through the Dingle Peninsula is about 40 km (25 miles), but it takes about 3 to 4 hours to do because of the skinny roads and the views. We stopped about 20 times to take pictures, enjoy the beach, and hike up hills. We walked out to the most Western tip of Europe to check out the views of The Great Blasket Islands. We stopped at several sights to see ancient ruins and saw homes that are still abandoned from the potato famine in the late 19th century.

We are so glad we bought the Rick Steves book because it has been helpful for a lot sights. Also, Bekah read in his book about a river ferry across the River Shannon that saved us an 85 mile detour around the river. The ferry was fun and quick and cut almost two hours out of our drive.

We made it to our B&B in Liscannor near the Cliffs of Moher. The views from our B&B are fantastic and this was the biggest room we have stayed in yet. We decided to head to the cliffs for the sunset. These cliffs are impossible to describe. They stick up above the Atlantic about 600 feet. The sunset was beautiful and the orange glow on the cliffs made them even more amazing.

Enjoy the pictures because the beauty is just to difficult to describe.
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paulamama3
paulamama3 on

Amazing!
Sounds like a great day! Hooray! Good info from Rick Steves. I can't wait to hear all your stories!
Mama

scottmclean
scottmclean on

Hey!
It has been a huge help having the Garmin and the Rick Steves book. We would be lost all of the time without the Garmin, but Rick is kind of a nerd and rates all of the museums high and rates sites like the Blarney Castle low.

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