It’s bye-bye Dingle and hello to some of the sights of the Ring of Kerry; Have your phones fully charged to take photos of Moll’s Gap, Torc waterfall and Ross castle in Killarney National Park. Built in the 15th century, this stronghold is said to have a resident ghost, that of O’Donoghue Ross,
the chieftain who came to an untimely end, when he allegedly fell out of one of its windows!
Sightseeing and ghost-hunting over, it’s time for a spot of lunch in Kenmare, a village full of treacle scones, Guinness breads, quirky shops and curiosities.
It’s off for our last night, (boohoo) and to historic Kinsale, a gourmet’s utopia. Head to The Spaniard, an olde world inn perched high above Kinsale, serving up Spanish Ruby Ports and West Cork black pudding or if it’s all fish you want, how about Fishy, Fishy? Meander the picturesque streets and find silversmiths, galleries and antique shops before settling in for the evening at The Armada bar or The Silent Banjo, which unlike the name suggests, is jumping with music and ‘jammers’ (packed) with locals
Total driving time: 3 hours 30 minutes Excluding stops
Blindgate House, Kinsale