If you have read Holiday in Kerry 2, you’ll have a good idea of the areas I’m going to talk about today…
“We will visit Carrigafoyle Castle,” said Stefan. I doubted that we would see a “real” castle. What do you think? 😉 Was I right? This is what it looked like from a short distance:
Even the tower wasn’t complete anymore:
BUT… Take another look at the second picture. Do you see the man standing there, almost at the top of the tower? While on my way up, the man and his wife came down the stairs. The woman told me that it is well worth it to go up there.
The magnificent view! Reaching the top, you are looking at breathtaking landscapes. I don’t know how many pictures we were taking at this place but here is one of them:
Even the best photo could never express the unforgettable impressions we’ve had, the beauty we’ve seen there. So, if you are in the area, you will definitely need to take time to visit this place. It is well worth it, um, especially during a good weather period, of course 😉
A little later on we went to see a village called Fenit. Did you know that this is the place from which the company named Liebherr sends out its cranes that have been made in Killarney (Co. Kerry)? Yes, you’ll find some industrial ground here. That shouldn’t put you off from taking a daytrip to visit Fenit, though. Look at this beautiful surrounding countryside!
The area reminded me a lot of some places we have visited in Austria. And I loved the walking trail that leads to a small beach where the dogs were able to run and have loads of fun. Remember the photo from last week, the one of Stefan walking the dogs? That was taken in Fenit.
🙄 What else did we discover while on our holiday in North Kerry? Quite a few more beaches where Rapsy and Missy had fun running around. 🙂 Yes, almost forgot… We drove to a small town to see Listowel Castle and the Writer’s Museum. So that was something for both of us humans: Stefan got to see the castle and I went inside the museum.
Not into castles and museums? You could visit Listowel anyway, e. g. on Friday morning when you can buy fresh fruit, veggies and more local delicacies at the farmer’s market right across from these places. There is also a shop called Catch Of the Day, right around the corner where you can buy fresh fish.
We hope to visit this stunning area in the near future again. Until then, this has been the third and last post about our holiday in Co. Kerry.