On Thursday we drove the Ring of Kerry with Norman and Janet. Killarney National Park began the ring, but iron age forts, potato famine cottages, beautiful coastal scenery, great food, and narrow roads all contributed to a great day. Here are a few photos.
Steig Fort is an relatively intact ring fort that sits on high ground some distance from the sea, but within sight of the harbor entrance. Skellig Michael is one of the most famous sites where Irish monks retreated during the dark ages to maintain art and literature. Boats go there, but it is a steep and treacherous climb to the monks’ stone huts. Last year two women died while climbing the steps. It has been too windy for any boats to go to islands, but we wouldn’t have tried it anyway.