How To Spend a Brilliant Weekend in Beautiful Killarney, Ireland

There’s nothing like a good day outside and that’s why outdoor adventures are a huge part of our lives. When I look back on the last year’s journey along Ireland’s rugged coast, it struck me that it wasn’t about big shiny moments but more about the art of making the small things the biggest things.

It was about meeting the morning with freshly baked bread, so fresh nothing else was required to ease into a perfect Thursday. It was about making time to sift through the million pieces of sand in search of pink seashells. It was about after nap cuddles and it was about a chance to be thankful for life itself and an opportunity to do something special.

One of our favourite places on our two-week Ireland road trip itinerary, where we happily traversed across five different counties and gasped in amazement of myriad of views on offer, was County Kerry nicknamed the Kingdom. It is one of the most sought after destinations in Ireland as it brims with majestic landscapes at every turn.

It’s a place where the lush green forests are thriving with bluebells, and where the mountains reach down to the lakes forming beautiful vistas. It’s a place where green farm fields are crisscrossed by stone walls, where Irish is still widely spoken and where you’ll find Ireland’s highest mountain range offering world-class hiking, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.

Mucross Abbey with a dramatic old yew tree in the centre, is free to explore.

Upon our arrival, Glenbeigh village greeted us with bright blue sky and warm sunshine. Good weather makes a massive difference for travelling around Ireland, particularly in early spring, so we literary jumped from joy and rushed straight to nearby Rossbeigh beach.

The ocean is the closest thing to my heart, and as we walked down the erratic shoreline, I couldn’t help but question what is streaming trough Ericeiras mind? Does she notice lacy ripples, velvety sand and every shade of blue before us? Is she curious about treasures hiding in depths of the uncharted aquatic world?

As this was Ericeiras second trip to the Kingdom of Kerry, we set out on the mission to show her most beautiful sights, starting with a 65-room Muckross House, located about 6 km outside of Killarney town. We settled to explore the Gardens which are free of charge and decided to leave the interior of the house for the next time. If you are interested though, entrance cost 9 euros for an adult.

Rossbeigh Beach is a beautiful sandy beach with spectacular views over beautiful Dingle Bay.

How To Spend a Brilliant Weekend in Beautiful Killarney, Ireland

Trying to plan the perfect Killarney road trip? We’re here to help make the process a little less stressful! 

Located in southwest Ireland on the shores of Lough Leane and surrounded by beautiful valleys and mountainous landscape, Killarney is a place like no other. Consisting of jaw-dropping scenery, sweeping coastal views and many interesting attractions connected by narrow, winding roads, you’ll be glad to visit this part of Ireland.

Are you ready to learn about the most exciting things to do in Killarney? You’ve come to the right place! Here’s everything you need to know before you pack your bags and travel to Killarney located in County Kerry.

Top things to see and do

No trip to Killarney is complete without a drive-through Gap of Dunloe, a narrow mountain pass carved by glacial ice that separates two mountain ranges, and along the world-famous Ring of Kerry, not to mention visiting Killarney National Park, taking a boat to Skelling Michael and going for a drive around Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head.

We only had a weekend to wander around this part of Ireland and decided to visit 3 of the most famous spots, and we can highly recommend them to our fellow travellers.

Stop by Ross Castle

Sitting pretty on the lakeshore and attracting visitors from all around the world, is one of Killarney’s main attractions-beautiful Ross Castle that was built in the late 15th century by O’Donoghue Mór.

Back in a day, Ross castles functions were to safeguard its inhabitants against enemy attacks and to provide shelter, but in the summer of 1644, the English managed to reduce a good deal of the castle to ruins.

Today, Ross castle has been carefully restored and is open for visitors from April to October. You can see inside only as part of a guided tour which costs 4 euros for an adult and usually takes 40 minutes.

Ross Castle is a hectic place during the summer month. If you wish to visit with a tour, keep in mind that site is restricted and can only accommodate groups of 15, and photography is not permitted. 

Beautiful Ross Castle sits on the edge of Lough Leane.

Drive Ring Of Kerry

A panoramic road that surrounds the Iveragh Peninsula with a length of nearly 180 kilometres is probably the most famous visitor attraction in Kerry. With plenty of sights along the way, think Aghadoe viewing point, Derrynane fairy trail, Loher fort and Parknasilla, it’s best to cover the loop in several days.

The 180 km circuit route that begins in Killarney shouldn’t take longer than a day to drive, but breaking it up into in days will provide you with less crammed itinerary and more time to take in the scenic views. Make sure you take a break from driving to experience the vast variety of nature and the local culture.

Wander around Mucross House

We made an effort to get up early, and it certainly paid off, we had a rare chance to walk around the mansion gardens with no one else around. On the grounds itself, we had a lovely surprise. Rhododendron trees were in full bloom, and they are a sight to behold, showing off a fantastic array of pink and purple colours.

Designed by Scottish architect William Burns for Henry Arthur Herbert and his wife Mary Balfour Mucross House is fully furnished 19th-century mansion overlooking Muckross Lake. The house was sold and passed onto various owners until donated to the Irish Free State.

Admission the the Mucross House which is usually open all year round is accessible by guided tours only.

Explore vibrant Killarney Town

In Killarney Town, you’ll find perfectly poured pints of Guinness, authentic Aran sweaters, traditional lamb stew served with soda bread on the side, traditional music and jaunting cars. The town itself, with candy-coloured buildings lining little streets, is small enough to explore on foot.

Whether you desire to listen to traditional music, stroll down small alleyways or pick up some classic Irish sweaters, there is so much to see and do that you could easily spend your whole Irish holiday in Killarney and surrounding areas.

Capture the beauty of fairy-tail forests

Head into the wilderness and start your journey by exploring beautiful woodlands! The timing of our long weekend voyage to Killarney couldn’t be any more immaculate as scenic woodlands around the region and everywhere else in Ireland turned in to something special.

I’m so glad we ventured outside the castle walls into surrounding woodlands and managed to cram in The Ross Castle and Demesne Loop walk. The hiking trail was wide enough for a buggy (quite bumpy in some parts), and at the end, we were rewarded with a fantastic view over the lakes.

I adore this time of the year because magic happens when a little plant with glossy green leaves and bell-shaped blossoms wake up. It’s safe to say; bluebells are the spring seasons most beautiful wildflowers. Thriving beside each other in their thousands, they visually revive forests back to life.

The trails starting from Ross Castle in Killarney National Park where beautifully framed by blooming bluebells and were less packed with visitors.

Explore the Lakes of Killarney

Killarney National Park is home to three scenic lakes –  Lough Leane, Muckross Lake, and Upper Lake which you can admire either by going on the hike or from a boat tour. Lough Leane,  with a number of small forested islands scattered throughout the 4,700 acres of water, is the largest one and with the Kerry Mountains in the background, make for perfect landscape photographs.

On the clear day the lakes with their mountainous background provide visitors with a chance to get off dry land and onto the water for a memorable way to savour Killarney’s landscape. You can hire a boat at Ross Castle and arrange one of the experienced boatmen to take you out on the open water, take a trip on the waterbus or catch a boat from Muckross House to Dinis Cottage.

The Lakes of Killarney consists of three lakes-Lough Leane, Muckross Lake and Upper Lake

Visit Killarney National Park

Visiting Killarney National Park, a place that encompasses some of the best scenery in Ireland, is at the top of many travellers Ireland bucket list. We’ve now visited the town and the park five times, staying nearby for several days each time and devoting our time to various tourist attractions.

Killarney National Park located in County Kerry is Ireland’s first national park and is well known for its natural scenery and also man-made beauty. The park cover over 25,00 acres and is family-friendly. You can take in the panoramic view at Ladies View, climb Cardiac Hill, go for a ride in a horse carriage and spot red deer.

Kerry was known as a favourite place of comedic film star Charlie Chaplin, who holidayed in Waterville.

How to get to Killarney

From Dublin | The quickest route to get to Killarney with the car is to take N7 all the way to Limerick and then to whichever town/village you are staying at. We drive to County Kerry at least once a year, and it takes nearly 4 hours, sometimes even more if we stop for snacks in a beautiful Adare village. Either way, driving to Killarney is the fastest and cost-effective option if travel in a group.

Public transport | Another option is to travel by train. Trains depart for Killarney from Dublin Houston Station every two hours (23 EUR one way). Travel time is just over 3 hours, and it’s best to buy a return/round ticket right away instead of separate one-way fares (works out cheaper). It takes around 5 and a half hours to travel from Dublin to Killarney by bus, with one change in Limerick and tickets cost around 30EUR.

Tours | There is also plenty to choose from Day Tours from Dublin (costing around 65 EUR per person). Keep in mind, pick-up times are super early, just after 6 am. Day trip routes usually include all the top tourist attractions from Muckross House and Gardens to Dingle Bay and Inch Beach.

Adare is a charming village situated in County Limerick, and you can stop to admire thatched cottages on your way to Killarney.

Tips, hints, and things to do in Killarney

  • Many visitors choose to travel around Ireland with a tour bus. Don’t be put off by driving on the left-side, rent a carkeep your eye out for pull-offs on the side of the road and stop for photos as much as you like.
  • If you want more than just scenic views, than look up! When conditions are right, and skies are bright at night, Star Clusters, Milkey Way and Nebula’s are on display.
  • Some of the best coastal views are from the Skellig Ring Scenic Loop which does not allow bus traffic. On a bright and sunny day, you can even see the Beara Peninsula and Bull Rock.
  • It’s generally cold and rainy in Ireland, make sure you wear layers and dress for the weather.
  • Killarney has so much eternal beauty to offer and so many unusual places to see that creating that perfect itinerary can be challenging. Make sure you don’t over plan-leave some room for flexibility and fun!
  • Kerry is a Gaeltach region of Ireland, so why not try speaking Irish: Dhia Dhuit (D-a gwuit) – Hello, Slán (slawn) – Good bye, Cé mhéid? (k ved) – How much, Gura faith agat (gur-a maa aa-gat) – Thank you
  • Shop around for Skellig Michael boat trip tours and pick a right one as some boats only circle the islands.
It is said that Rossbeigh Strand is disappearing and getting shorter and shorter every year.

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Now, over to you!

Have you been to Killarney National Park and Killarney town? Let us know in the comments below!

Let us know if you are plotting a visit to Killarney National Park and have travel-related questions!

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92 thoughts on “How To Spend a Brilliant Weekend in Beautiful Killarney, Ireland

    1. Thanks so much. Muckross Friary is located in the very picturesque landscapes of Killarney National Park and not too far from the town. One of the reasons why it is an unmissable stop on any trip to Killarney is to see the ruins of the abbey and the beautiful yew tree in the middle of it. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day. Aiva 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much. Killarney a very special place with many incredible places to explore and photograph. We were fortunate to return last summer once travel restrictions were lifted and had a fantastic time visiting popular and as well as lesser-known attractions. You would love Ross Castle – it is one of Ireland’s most famous and beautiful castles due to its stunning location and beautiful architecture. Thanks for reading and have a good day. Aiva 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Rosie. Killarney has some of Irelands best tourist attractions, scenery, walking, cycling, tours and day trips and you would very much enjoy exploring it. We just have to wait until we can travel again. Thanks for stopping by. Aiva 🙂

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    1. We had a chance to explore Killarney and its beautiful surroundings last year once the travel restrictions were lifted and it was very unusual not to see any overseas tourists. We didn’t get a chance to spot a Deer in Killarney National Park, and that’s why I would love to go back once more. Have a good day. Aiva 🙂


  1. What a scenic area. I love your photos, especially the one with the bluebells in the front and the trees blurry in the background. Great photography! Also, your love of Ireland and nature really comes through in your writing. You should be Ireland’s roving ambassador!

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    1. Thanks so much for such a lovely comment! You would love exploring Killarney – not only will you find spectacular scenery at every turn but you will also experience a great variety of attractions – from pubs with lively foot-tapping music or quiet fireside seats to relaxing woodland walks, rock climbing and sunset kayaking. We haven’t climbed Ireland’s highest mountain yet, and that’s one of the reasons why I would love to go back this summer. Thanks for reading and have a good day. Aiva 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much. Killarney lies near the coast in the southwest corner of Ireland in County Kerry and nearby are the much-visited and picturesque Killarney Lakes, popular for their lovely scenery and for water sports such as kayaking. Due to the pandemic crisis, we are set to spend another year in Ireland as the Irish Government has introduced 500 euro fines for anyone travelling abroad. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely evening. Aiva 🙂

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  2. We visited Killarney first on our honeymoon in 1977. It was a beautiful spot and we barely saw it. On a return trip in 2012, we did the Rink of Kerry, Muckross House and Abbey, the Irish Jaunting Cart and had an Irish music night in a pub in Killarney, where I was challenged by the barman to “let it rest” when I tried to pick up my Guinness too soon. It was a grand time, made even better by being with our Irish cousins. Thanks for the memories and have a great week Aiva. Allan

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    1. I am glad to hear you had a fantastic time exploring Killarney on both occasions. Nestling between high hills and large lakes, Killarney is located in the southern part of County Kerry and as you know, the landscape is nothing short of spectacular and comes with a stunning and scenic drive to the town. I was in absolute awe the first time we wandered around Muckross House and Abbey because the gardens were blooming with rhododendrons. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day. Aiva 🙂

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    1. I really hope you get to visit Killarney this year – the beauty of the surrounding area and the wide range of recreational activities make Killarney one of Ireland’s most popular tourist centres. I was just reading and getting excited about Ireland and the UK working together on a ‘two island approach’ and looking at options for cooperation in the Common Travel Area that operates between the two islands. If this means we could go to Scotland or Wales or even England, I would be very happy. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day. Aiva 🙂

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  3. Aiva, your Ireland travels continue to fill me with awe. It is so apparent in your posts how much you embraced domestic travel in 2020. I was wondering how the lack of international visitors changed your experience of visiting popular places like Killarney National Park? Was (is) there a big increase in domestic travel? Photos are gorgeous. I’m especially taken by the forest with wild garlic scene.

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    1. Thanks so much, Caroline. We have explored Ireland from top to bottom and have yet to be disappointed by a single place! Ireland is a diverse country that offers something for everyone and we are already working on our next Ireland itinerary. I have to say that last years road trip around County Kerry was one of the best to this day – the inherent beauty throughout this area is such that you cannot help but fall in love with it. Due to the pandemic crisis, demand for domestic travel soared last summer as travellers looked for close-to-home, lower risk holiday and it was an unusual experience to meet people from all over Ireland and swap stories with them, instead of the overseas tourists. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a lovely day. Aiva 🙂


    1. Thanks so much, Maggie. In southwest Ireland, the town of Killarney and the surrounding tourist attractions are undoubtedly perfect examples that epitomize the Irish culture in more ways that one. But the staggering beauty of the area and the wide range of recreational activities make Killarney one of Ireland’s most popular tourist centres and that means huge crowds. Nevertheless, we had a great time exploring it. Thanks for reading and have a good day. Aiva 🙂


  4. Its a great base for touring (although I prefer Kenmare!). There’s just SO much to see and do – and all beautiful. We were also there last summer and able to enjoy the county without all the usual crowds – selfish I know!! Thanks for the memories! XXXMarie

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    1. Thankfully there are many options where to stay in Killarney for anyone who would like to explore the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula, and the Killarney National Park (in order of importance). So far, we’ve stayed in Kenmare, Dingle, Killarney and Glenbeigh village and could highly recommend all of them. Let’s hope we can be back on the road soon. Take care and thanks for stopping by, Marie. It’s lashing rain in Sligo, but there’s spring in the air. Aiva 🙂

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        1. O no, stay safe and warm! Even after what has seemed like the longest winter in history, change is finally on the horizon – on our daily walk we spotted the very first crosuses sprouting from the ground! 🙂 Aiva


  5. Never been to Killarney, but your photos inspire me to head to this part of Ireland someday. MacGillycuddy’s Reeks look sublime, although the name’s a mouthful to say! The wild garlic was unexpectedly, but lovely; I had no idea that garlic would look like that as they grew! I will have to return to Ireland someday, and I can’t wait to see what you write next on the country which you currently call home. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! 🙂 How could you not instantly fall in love with Killarney? Surrounded by picture-perfect landscapes, pristine lakes, and rolling hills, it’s a place unlike any other. And it’s where you’ll find one of Ireland’s most unique destinations – Skellig Michael. As for the wild garlic, the caption underneath the photo was actually misleading ( I corrected it), it was mean to say bluebell flowers! My mind must have been somewhere else when I wrote it! Thanks for reading and have a good day. Aiva 🙂

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  6. I can see the potential, Aiva. We drove through the area on a damp dreary day which didn’t show the area off to its best. If we’d had more time to spend there we could have enjoyed the beauty you saw. 🙂 🙂

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    1. Hi, Jo, how are you today? Exploring Ireland on a damp dreary day isn’t fun! We were fortunate to have fantastic weather and it sure makes a big difference. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day. Aiva 🙂


  7. I had the opportunity to visit Killarney several times during my Irish years, usually by car but once by train – ridiculously slow – leaving my car with the family. Ross Castle and Mucross House are two fine examples of the great Irish houses. The well-kept park and lakes give a somewhat idealised picture of nature in Ireland.

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    1. I’ve been to Killarney many times and have always been mesmerised by the lush green forests, waterfalls and beautiful lakes. I would love to go back once more as there are a few things I haven’t had a chance to see yet like Killarney House with its lush and impeccably manicured gardens or the mystical Innisfallen Island that’s full of Irish history. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day. Aiva 🙂

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    1. One of the reasons why we were so eager to visit Killarney was to explore Killarney National Park, Ireland’s oldest National Park. The distinctive combination of mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls under ever-changing skies gives the area a special scenic beauty. Thanks for reading and have a good day. Aiva 🙂

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  8. I’m convinced that any park or town named Killarney is phenomenal. I fell in love with Killarney here in Ontario this past summer. While I was doing research for that trip, I stumbled upon a few sites that showcased some of the wonders of Killarney in Ireland. This looks like such a beautiful area with a variety of sights and attractions. I’d love to visit someday.

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    1. Nestling between high hills and large lakes, Killarney is located in the southern part of County Kerry. The landscape is nothing short of spectacular and comes with a stunning and scenic drive to the town. We’ve been fortunate enough to have countless return trips over the last two decades and every time we had a chance to see many incredible attractions. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day. Aiva 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much! Killarney is one of the most picturesque towns in the country’s beautiful South-West. For that reason, it is on the list of “things to do” for many visitors. It is a dreamy Irish town which means that it appeals to many of the larger touring groups, so it is also very busy. But does that mean that you should skip Killarney? No! Thanks for stopping by and have a good day. Aiva 🙂


  9. Lovely to read your post. Your photos bring back wonderful memories of our driving holiday around the Iveragh Peninsula in 2018. Killarney National Park was a delight and so was the beautiful Rossbeigh Beach. The view over to Dingle Peninsula is really something. Would love to go back to Ireland and explore some more. Maybe someday….hopefully soon 🙂

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    1. I am glad to hear you had a great time exploring Killarney. Known simply as “The Kingdom”, County Kerry certainly lives up to its grandiose nickname. The scenery is breathtaking and it is without a doubt one of the most amazing places in Ireland to discover spectacular landscapes and surprising wildlife. I would love to go back once more; due to the pandemic crisis, we are set for another summer on the island anyway. Thanks for reading and have a good day. Aiva 🙂

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  10. Wow, every place you describe seems absolutely gorgeous (and the pictures are too)! I can’t decide which one I like the most! The Mucross Abbey seems like the perfect setting for a dark-ish mysterious novel, and the lake is simply breath-taking! Thanks for sharing this gem 😍

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    1. Thanks so much, Juliette! Killarney town is one of Ireland’s premier tourist destinations. There are lots to do and see including boat trips, walking trails, horse riding, fishing and cycling. In the evening and night time, you can soak up the atmosphere in the historic town which is famous for its Irish entertainment, hospitality, bars and fantastic nightlife. Thanks for reading and have a good evening. Aiva 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Meg 🙂 Killarney town is nestled on the banks of Lough Leane and Killarney National Park features many scenic lakes, mountains, castles and some of the most spectacular areas that offer some of the most breath-taking views and experiences on the Island of Ireland.Aiva 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much. Killarney is a small town in Ireland with rolling hillsides, ancient castles, pristine lakes, and its own National Park, and it’s pure heaven for adventure lovers and photographers. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day. Aiva 🙂


    1. Thanks so much, Michael. If you close your eyes and imagine Ireland, you probably think of rolling green fields, charming villages and traditional music. Killarney certainly meets those expectations. Thanks for reading and have a good day. Aiva 🙂


    1. Thanks so much, Jason. Whether you’re in the mood for some Irish culture and history in Killarney Town or prefer an outdoor adventure in Killarney National Park, the area has it all. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day. Aiva 🙂

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  11. Thank you, Aiva! We loved Killarney and enjoyed an evening of traditional Irish music and dancing there in August 2017. On the following morning, a friend took a photo of us near Lough Leane. It felt like we were floating in the mist above the clouds. Wonderful memories!

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    1. I am glad to hear you had a great time exploring Killarney. After travelling to Killarney a few times now, I can safely say that Killarney National Park (Páirc Náisiúnta Chill Airne in Irish) and its surroundings are still one of my favourite parts of the country. Thanks for sharing your memories, Mark and have a lovely day. Aiva 🙂


    1. Thank you kindly. Killarney has some of the best natural wonders in Ireland. The town sits on the shores of Lough Leane in Ireland’s southwest County Kerry and is part of the famous “Ring Of Kerry” drive that lures many foreign tourists. Thanks for reading and have a lovely day. Aiva 🙂

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  12. Love to visit a castle some day. We don’t have castles here in Arizona but we have a lot of Native American ruins from long ago that I guess could be considered a castle in a way. I love watching movies with castles, knights and princesses. So beautiful and different then the desert world I grew up in. Great post and photos, thanks for sharing all your fun adventures. Have a beautiful week over there in the country.

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    1. I love exploring castles and castle ruins. We are fortunate to have thousands of them right here on the Emerald Isle ( according to a recent study, there are approximately 30,000 castles in Ireland), and there are still so many of them that we haven’t had a chance to visit. I hope you get to visit a castle one day and learn about its history. Thanks for stopping by, Cheri and have a good day. Aiva 🙂


  13. Wow Aiva! Another beautiful location on that beautiful island where you live. Loved the narrative, the information and the stunning photos! I tell you, seeing your photography and reading about such places makes me really want to travel again. Hopefully the vaccine will come soon to all so we can go back to normal again! Take good care and all the best to you my friend!

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    1. Hi, Francisco. Sorry for the late reply, but somehow I missed your comment. Thanks so much for your compliments, over the last year we’ve had a chance to dwell deeper and further into what Ireland has to offer, and I have to say that it is one beautifully stunning island. A further 311 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Ireland, which is not much if you compare it to nearly 10,000 two months ago. The spring is also in the air, daffodils are blossoming and there’s a grand stretch in the evening. All in all, life is fairly good. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day. Aiva 🙂

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    1. I know what you mean -it’s been a very long and cold winter here on the Emerald Isle, and I am desperate to go anywhere at all. Ireland is still in full-on lockdown, and we cannot go further than 5km from where we live. Hopefully, we’ll see the end of this very soon. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day. Aiva 🙂

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    1. There’s no better place to spend your honeymoon in Ireland than beautiful Killarney! I hope you had a fun time, and I hope you made lots of memories to cherish in the years to come. Due to the pandemic crisis, lots of places we desired to visit were closed during our visit, yet we still had a great time. Thanks for reading and have a good day. Aiva 🙂

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    1. I know what you mean Pedrol. We’ve been living in Ireland for the past twenty years and still haven’t seen everything. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day. I hope all is well. Aiva 🙂


      1. well, 20 years is a lot, is an entire life 🙂 it just proves how good Ireland has been for you, and in the end I believe that’s the most important 🙂 all the best Aiva 🙂 PedroL

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  14. As I started reading, I had a vision of Nana’s fresh made soda bread with lovely yellow butter. Now I am gluten free…🥺
    Beautiful photographs and travel guide. I still can’t believe that this Kerry has not been to Kerry! K x

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    1. Thanks so much, Kerry! Nothing tastes better than freshly made soda bread with lots of butter. But just like you, I am living a gluten free life. I am still fairly new to it, but as much as I somedays miss the bread, I love the spike in my energy levels! I hope you get to visit Kerry one day – I would love to see you come up with a catchy blog post title – there’s a reason why it’s considered to be one of the most amazing parts of Ireland.Thanks for stopping by and take care. Aiva xxx

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      1. I have tried gluten free bread and it is okay if you toast it. Been gluten free for a year now and I only notice an effect when I eat some gluten. It’s like the worst hangover, ever…which is the only reason why I am compliant! Have a lovely weekend, Aiva. K x

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    1. You are welcome and have a lovely day. It’s finally nice and sunny in Sligo, daffodils are in full bloom and St. Patrick’s Day weekend is just around the corner. Although all the celebrations and the parade is yet again cancelled due to the pandemic crisis, we are finally down to just 300 new cases! Take care xxx

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  15. Oh my god, reading this post brought up a memory I’d almost forgotten! I was a big reader of Enid Blyton’s novels as a child and one of my favourite characters in her St Clare’s series was from Killarney! She was such a vivacious and interesting character that 10-year-old me would really wonder what her hometown was like, and if it reflected her bright personality, and reading your post completely affirmed that for me! What a lovely place to spend a weekend!

    Thank you for sharing and bringing alive one of my favourite childhood stories too, Aiva! 😀

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    1. Hi, Arshia, it’s so nice to hear from you, my friend. I hope all is well. Although Blyton has been voted Britain’s best-loved author, I have to confess that I haven’t read any of her books. But given the fact that all the bookstores and libraries are still close due to the pandemic crises, and given the fact that I am re-reading what’s on my bookshelf, the Twilight series including, I am open for suggestions. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day 🙂 Aiva xxx


  16. I adored Ireland! Your post is making me want to return to drive even more of the country – spent 2 weeks learning to drive on the opposite side of the car, and the opposite side of the road, back in 2016. Such a gorgeous country with so much to see, to include Killarney.

    Also, I wanted to let you know I nominated your blog for the Outstanding Blogger Award. You certainly don’t have to participate, but I wanted to make sure you knew about it! I had fun answering the questions! 🙂 Link to my post:

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    1. I am glad to hear you had a fun time exploring Ireland. Driving on the other side of the road certainly takes some practice, particularly on those small country roads. Thanks so much for nominating me for the award, I am beyond thrilled. Aiva 🙂

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    1. Thank you kindly. Weather plays a big part in exploring and photographing Ireland, and we were fortunate to encounter blue skies. Cheers and have a good day. Aiva 🙂


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