The Kingdom

County Kerry Travel Blog

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Fungie the Dolphin
As my Irish father used to say, "There are only two kingdoms, the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Kerry." (Yes, he was a Kerryman) I may be biased, but I still think the Kerry Coast is the most gorgeous out of all of the counties in Ireland. I have lived in Ireland about two years now and I am just around to writing about my first impressions of Ireland. My brother was living in Dingle, Co. Kerry when I first moved here. I had often went down to see him when I could throughout the summer. I think Dingle is an amazing town mostly during the summer, it has so much to offer. My brother worked at a pub so while he was at work I'd wander through town stop in the different shops, have lunch and just waste time.
Slea Head, Kerry Coast
It was a great place to visit, there are so many pubs and restaurants. (but mostly pubs) One of my brother's favorites was a place that was half bar half hardware store. ("A place you could get a screw driver while having a screw driver")
One day I took an eco-tour out to the Blasket Islands. I had a great time, our guide knew so much about the geology and the wild life of the area, it really was amazing. I never thought I'd see puffins, sharks, seals and dolphins on the Irish Coast. Dingle has one very famous dolphin, "Fungie." Now, he is so famous that they even have a statue of him in the middle of the town. God bless the Irish. (But, they also have a statue of Bill Clinton in Ballybunion outside the Garda Station...) So any dolphin that you see is going to be "Fungie." It was fine for me, I was still pretty excited to see this dolphin jumping along our boat. I felt like a little kid, trying to snap pictures in time to have one of him jumping. (I didn't get one.. but I tried!)
Dingle, like the rest of Ireland in summer, is supported majorly by tourism. So, they are keen to deliver what you want to see in Ireland. Having an Irish father and visiting as often as we did growing up, I like to think I know when they're putting on it thick. But sometimes it's fun to go along with it and listen to a trad session. Perhaps working in the hospitality industry in Ireland has made me bitter, but as an American, I know they love it over here, and really- it's a good time. Hope you enjoy the pictures!
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Fungie the Dolphin
Fungie the Dolphin
Slea Head, Kerry Coast
Slea Head, Kerry Coast
Bee-Hive Huts, Slea Head, Co. Kerry
Bee-Hive Huts, Slea Head, Co. Kerry
Blasket Islands from Kerry Coast
Blasket Islands from Kerry Coast
Slea Head, Dingle Coast, Co. Kerry
Slea Head, Dingle Coast, Co. Kerry
Slea Head, Dingle Coast, Co. Kerry
Slea Head, Dingle Coast, Co. Kerry
The Long & Winding Road...
"The Long & Winding Road..."
Slea Head
Slea Head
Slea Head
Slea Head
Sheep
Sheep
Dingle Coast from Eco-Tour
Dingle Coast from Eco-Tour
Dingle Coast from Eco-Tour
Dingle Coast from Eco-Tour
Sharks!
Sharks!
Blasket Islands
Blasket Islands
Cathedral Rock
Cathedral Rock
Street Act, Dingle, Co. Kerry
Street Act, Dingle, Co. Kerry
Pretty Sky, Dingle, Co. Kerry
Pretty Sky, Dingle, Co. Kerry
Band on a truck in Dingle, Co. Ker…
Band on a truck in Dingle, Co. Ke…
Ballybunion, Co. Kerry
Ballybunion, Co. Kerry
Ballybunion, Co. Kerry
Ballybunion, Co. Kerry
Statue of Bill Clinton in Ballybun…
Statue of Bill Clinton in Ballybu…
212 km (132 miles) traveled
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