The day we went to Dingle

@JudyEv (164246)
Bunbury, Australia
July 10, 2019 7:18pm CST
On one of our visits to Ireland, we travelled from Dublin down to Dingle in County Kerry in the south. To get there we chose to go over the Conor Pass. The Dingle Peninsula is the northernmost of the peninsulas and the westernmost point of Ireland is at Dunmore Head, past the town of Dingle. Conor Pass is the highest mountain pass in Ireland, connecting Dingle on the south-west of the peninsula with Brandon Bay and Castlegregory on the north-east. It is narrow and twisting. Near the highest point, the road is reduced to one lane with pull-offs to one side or the other. I found it exhilarating to drive. The road weaves round sheer mountain cliffs. The scenery is incredible. Because it is so difficult to pass each other, vehicles over two tonnes are not allowed to use the road. Dingle itself is a lovely village with very colourful buildings, attractive shops and a colourful harbour. You can also find donkeys in unusual places. We stayed in a Bed and Breakfast close to the middle of town. The scenery around the coast takes your breath away. The photo shows the view from high on Conor Pass.
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• Belews Creek, North Carolina
11 Jul
Ireland, another place I would love to visit someday!
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
It is lucky that our son lives there. It's made it easier to visit.
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@BelleStarr (46276)
• United States
12 Jul
I have never been to Dingle or the Dingle Penninsula though we have been to Kerry and Killarney.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
There is some very rugged country in Ireland isn't there? As well as much beauty.
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@BelleStarr (46276)
• United States
14 Jul
@JudyEv Yes there is and a lot of the country is not highly populated at all, the results of the famine live on it seems that and smaller families these days. My roots are in County Kerry among other places.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jul
@BelleStarr Vince has his roots there too. The country is so stony. It would be really hard to grow crops there.
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• United States
11 Jul
so serene a spot, can 'nly imagine sittin' there with such a view! what a spectacular 'dventure fer certain. the lil village 'f dingle sounds 's some place i'd 'njoy immensely :)
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
It was actually very rugged but the view was certainly worth the drive.
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• United States
12 Jul
@JudyEv i love rugged! well, the body aint too happy with such these days, but that'd be 'nother story, eh? lol. i bet such 'twas jest breathtakin'. mother nature outdoes mankind more oft'n not.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
@crazyhorseladycx The weather there can get very rough too with very strong winds which makes it even more foreboding.
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@rebelann (50965)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Jul
That is a beautiful shot. Those lakes must be really big given the height at which this shot was taken.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
I have another photo of the area. In this one you can see some of the stone walls and sheep tracks.
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@rebelann (50965)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jul
Wow, you were really high up @JudyEv
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@kepweng (24664)
• United States
12 Jul
@JudyEv do u ride helicopter and take these photo
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@LadyDuck (230432)
• Switzerland
11 Jul
This is a peaceful view and a beautiful photo.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
We were well up above the surrounding country.
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@LadyDuck (230432)
• Switzerland
12 Jul
@JudyEv One of the highest points in the area.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jul
@LadyDuck Yes, I'd say so.
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@sallypup (31682)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Jul
My husband just reminded me that the song "Keep your hands off red haired Mary" is about the town of Dingle. My husband and I intend to get to Scotland and Ireland some time, some way, some day. You give a lively description. If we get over there, we'll hire you to drive us on the narrow roads.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
I don't know that song but it sounds fun. There was a famous dolphin that frequented the harbour there too. And I'll gladly be your driver.
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@sallypup (31682)
• Moses Lake, Washington
12 Jul
@JudyEv I believe it was The Clancy Brothers who sang the song. You would be fun to hang around with.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jul
@sallypup I checked out the lyrics and it was the Clancy Brothers. There was another song called the same but had different lyrics and didn't mention Dingle.
@DaddyEvil (27485)
• Aurora, Missouri
11 Jul
Oh, my! That is a beautiful photo, Judy!
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
Thanks. We had a wonderful view from up there.
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@DaddyEvil (27485)
• Aurora, Missouri
12 Jul
@JudyEv Yes, you did!
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@MarymargII (11622)
• Toronto, Ontario
11 Jul
That's a fabulous pic of Ireland and the mountain. Ireland is really lovely and I visited it many years ago didn't make it to Dingle though.o
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
I'm sure you have some lovely memories of the place.
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@MarymargII (11622)
• Toronto, Ontario
12 Jul
@JudyEv Yes for sure- Ireland's beauty was exactly, if not better, than I had ever imagined. We went on quite the road trip.
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@andriaperry (83515)
• Anniston, Alabama
11 Jul
That is beautiful! I like driving in places like that too.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
We were right on the side of the mountain. That particular time I was with a friend and I did all the driving. I loved it.
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@andriaperry (83515)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Jul
@JudyEv Oh yeah, that would be a rush!
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@rakski (33950)
• Philippines
11 Jul
Thank you for sharing it with us. It is very informative and educational though I did not personally go there.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
Perhaps one day you'll have the chance to.
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@rakski (33950)
• Philippines
12 Jul
@JudyEv I sure hope so
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@kobesbuddy (75866)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Jul
What a lovely view, from Conor Pass! My dad's two sisters went to Scotland and Ireland, about twenty five year ago. It was a once in a life-time trip and they were mesmerized by the beauty:) Someday, Jay and I want to visit Ireland, after he retires.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
I do hope you're able to go there. It is a very lovely country and the people are really friendly.
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@kobesbuddy (75866)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jul
@JudyEv The Irish and Scotlanders seem to be a peaceful, loving culture.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
11 Jul
Would love to visit one day.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
It's a very pretty country - very 'green' and lush.
@JohnRoberts (85122)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Jul
The green emerald isle!
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
That's the one!
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@wolfgirl569 (18109)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Jul
It looks wonderful.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
I have great memories of it.
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@RasmaSandra (29017)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
11 Jul
It looks breathtaking. I love the name of that town.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
Ireland has some wonderful place names. Trim is another one I like.
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@Deepizzaguy (19578)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
11 Jul
The view form high on Conor Pass is breath taking.
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jul
That's true. It was quite spectacular.