{Ireland Day 2} Ring of Kerry & Killarney National Park

· A little rain never hurt anyone... ·

June 27, 2016 0 Comments

We woke up this morning in our adorable bed and breakfast in Waterville, Kerry.  We slept like the dead and had a very difficult time getting out of bed.  We were moving slow and I know that I for one was struggling for the better half of the morning.

Despite the lack of sleep, we got on the road and kept to our itinerary.  Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate like it did on Day 1.  Instead, it rained buckets and the fog was so thick that the beautiful ocean and mountain views of the Ring of Kerry looked like opaque white walls.

Lucky for us the rain fizzled out a bit by the end of the day and we were left with some clouds and light showers.  In some places, like at St. Mary’s Cathedral, in Killarney, we were able to get some beautiful photographs.

I’m sure we missed out on some amazing scenery, but we made the most of it and got out where we could to snap some photos.  On the plus side, all the rain made for some amazing waterfalls.  We stopped at Torc Waterfall and got to see it bursting and gushing with fresh rain.   

From Kerry & Killarney National Park, we made our way to the Skibberean/Leap area in County Cork.  This is where my father’s side of the family comes from.  Due to a very talented second cousin who traced our family lineage, we were able to go and visit the Kearney homestead, which, appropriately, is now a pub!  Haha

This was the home of my great-great-great-grandparents.

Kearney Home in 1890

We enjoyed some pints and some conversation with the very fun and friendly locals.  It was a really wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. 🙂

From here we made our way to Cobh.  We arrived late in the evening and were ready for some food and bed.  We must have had some good luck, because there was a great Indian food restaurant right beneath our apartment! 🙂

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