Ireland – Part 2 – Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry

By Sandra Hutchinson

This is Part 2 of my blog post on our ten-day trip to Ireland in October, 2018. The first part covered Dublin, Belfast, the Antrim Coast (Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills Distillery), Ashford Castle in Cong, Connemara and Kylemore Abbey.

From Connemara, we headed south through County Clare, crossing through the area known as The Burren, a portion of which forms Ireland’s smallest national park. The area is marked by large expanses of bare rock, mostly limestone, that appear stark and forbidding.

A view of exposed rock faces of the landscape of The Burren.

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Ten days in Ireland — Part 1: Dublin, Belfast, Antrim Coast, Connemara

by Sandra Hutchinson

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland

My husband and I took a ten-day trip to Ireland in October, 2018, to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our trip included one full day in Dublin and several days in Northern Ireland (which is part of the United Kingdom, not the Republic of Ireland), before heading southwest through several regions on the west coast, including Connemara, the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher, the Dingle Peninsula, and Killarney National Park, including portions of the Ring of Kerry.

This post is Part 1, covering the first six days or so of our trip. Part 2 will cover the rest of the trip, as well as my travel tips for Americans visiting Ireland.

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