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Macroon-Killarney-Portmagee

Ireland 2008


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large_1297706_14329816662129.jpgFrom Macroon we drove to Killarney [Killarney-travel-guide-937281] there we followed the route called the Ring of Kerry [Kerry-travel-guide-1308572], first stop Muckross Abbey. Lots of horse carriages but we walked up to the abbey, it's only a short walk. The abby is under construction so we didn't get to see the whole splendor of it. Next Muckross House a big 19th century manor with a beautiful garden. It's what I imagined Stephen King's Rose Red would have looked like. And Torc waterfall, pretty impressive and not even that far off the road. At Ladies view you have a nice view on Upper lake, it is said Queen Victoria used to stop there to enjoy the view every time she was in the area.

We drove along the coastline with lots of photo stops and a lunch stop at Caherdaniel. After Waterville we kept following the coastline to Ballingskelligs and to the far end to get a glimpse of the Skellig islands. In Portmagee we found a really nice B&B and after putting our stuff in our room we went back up the cliffs to get that glimpse. A farmer had made a viewing point on his grounds, you had to pay a fee and then you can go and enjoy the view. Unfortunately the view was a bithazy but tomorrow we take the boat to get a look up close

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Posted by Stefmuts 03:31 Archived in Ireland Tagged landscapes churches coastline abby killarney macroon portmaggee

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