Dingle peninsula and Adare

After exploring the Ring of Kerry and the southern part of the Dingle Peninsula, the third day of my last trip in Ireland started a bit like the previous. It was humid, foggy and cold. But that didn’t stop me. After all, that was the weather I had endured for three years in Ireland, hehehe.

Following the recommendations of our BnB host, I went back to the harbor of Dingle. If there was a chance to see Fungi, the famous dolphin from Dingle, I didn’t want to miss it. But Fungi was at other things and didn’t show up… Fortunately, I found the next cutest thing, a baby harbor seal waiting for its parents, so I spent the first few minutes of that cold morning taking photos of the baby seal 🙂

After that, I strolled a bit around the city, I tried the famous sea salt ice cream from Murphy’s (if you ever go to Dublin or Dingle, you have to try this ice cream… it’s surprisingly good!!!) and I jumped into the car to continue my trip around the Dingle peninsula.

I loved the Dingle peninsula. There are so many things to see there. The historical and archaeological heritage in the peninsula is incredible: there are archaeological remains of buildings as old as 6000 years, and many constructions of the early Christian times. But the landscape is also gorgeous, specially the area of Slea Head, with its beautiful cliffs, and the old Dún Chaoin pier.

Soon after I did the Slea Head drive the fog started to be heavier and I couldn’t see anything from Connor Pass, one of the most famous landscapes in Ireland (hey, I have another reason to visit the country again! 🙂 )… The fog made me finish the day earlier than I expected.

Next day, on my way back to Dublin, I made one last stop on the beautiful little town of Adare. This was a great recommendation from one of my best friends in Ireland (she’s also a great photographer, you can see her work here). There I could see some of the prettiest and best maintained typical Irish thatched cottages as well as the beautiful ruins of the XV century Franciscan Abbey.

Now I feel that this post with my last photos from Ireland is like a second farewell to the country… But I’m sure I’ll go again to the Emerald Island soon! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did when I took them! 🙂

Baby seal in Dingle Harbor. Canon EOS1200D 250mm f/5.6 1/40sec. ISO100
Baby seal in Dingle Harbor. Canon EOS1200D 250mm f/5.6 1/30sec. ISO100
Dingle. Canon EOS1200D 100mm f/11 1/20sec. ISO100
Slea Head. Canon EOS1200D 33mm f/11 1/40sec. ISO100
Playing with long exposures at Slea Head. Canon EOS1200D 18mm f/11 8sec. ISO100 ND1024
Slea Head. Canon EOS1200D 60mm f/7.1 1/80sec. ISO100
Dún Chaoin pier. Canon EOS1200D 21mm f/11 1/40sec. ISO100
Long exposure at Dún Chaoin pier. Canon EOS1200D 10mm f/11 30sec. ISO100 ND1024
Gallarus Oratory ~ Sáipéilín Ghallarais. Canon EOS1200D 20mm f/11 1/25sec. ISO100
Singing robin. Canon EOS1200D 250mm f/5.6 1/50sec. ISO100
Kilmalkedar Church ~ Cill Mhaoilcéadair. Canon EOS1200D 21mm f/11 1/13sec. ISO100
Historic thatched cottage in Adare. Canon EOS1200D 14mm f/11 1/25sec. ISO100
Historic thatched cottage in Adare. Canon EOS1200D 13mm f/11 1/25sec. ISO100
Franciscan Abbey in Adare. Canon EOS1200D 18mm f/11 1/80sec. ISO100


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5 thoughts on “Dingle peninsula and Adare

    1. Thanks a mil, Anne! It was an impressive trip, even in spite of that super thick fog… But it wouldn’t be the same travelling around Ireland with sunny and blue skies, hahaha.
      I hope I can visit Ireland again, there are so many places I want to visit yet….
      But for now I will continue with Switzerland and Europe! I want to start travelling around the neighbor countries too!!! So many plans and not so much time, hahaha I’m happy you are enjoying my little adventures 🙂

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      1. Mercedes, these aren’t little adventures! You are so lucky to have all these experiences now, while you are young. We’re currently moving into a senior community, and physically can’t do heavy hiking etc, So, keep posting so I can see the world.

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      2. Thanks again, Anne!!! I feel so honored by your words (I don’t think I’ll ever receive a more beautiful comment as yours!). I’ll keep posting and this way I’ll take you with me along my trips and travels 🙂 And I hope you can continue taking photos too and showing me the beautiful places of California and its wildlife!!

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