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Sunday, November 23, 1997
Killarney to Limerick, Ireland
Ireland's FlagLimerick's Flag

Limerick, Ireland:
Latitude: 52° 39' 29" North
Longitude: 8° 37' 45" West
Altitude: 342 feet
From Seattle: 5008 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Limerick Hostel International

Today's Travel:
Country: Ireland
Regions: Kerry, Limerick
Route: Car: Killarney - Dingle (via the Ring of Kerry) - Slea Head (via the Slea Head Loop) - Dingle - Limerick
Start: Killarney
Stop 1. Dingle
Stop 2. Dun Choan, Slea Head, Dingle Penninsula
End:Limerick, Ireland
Linear:129 miles
Weather: Overcast / Sunny

Available Photos:

Kerry Coast Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, Ireland

Dingle Penninsula Coast Slea Head Road, Dingle Penninsula, Ireland

Sheep and the Coast Slea Head Road, Dingle Penninsula, Ireland

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 227
Linear Dist: 85886
Countries Visited: 15
Regions Visited: 80
More stats...
Hotels: 40
Friends / Family: 77
Camping: 35
Hostels: 50
Transit: 25
Beers: 926

Journal Entry:
Much to our disappointment we woke up to rain, hard rain. After yesterdays clear skies we were hoping for another day of perfect weather to explore the Kerry and Dingle Penninsulas. Did the Ring of Kerry, a spectacular drive through the mountains and along the coast of the Killarney National Park on the Kerry Penninsula, in the rain. The rain couldn't spoil the drive, I can only imagine how amazing it would be on a sunny day. As we finnished the Ring of Kerry and were approaching the village of Dingle the sun came out.

Out of Dingle we took the Slea Head Road, another loop road around the end of the Dingle Penninsula that is rumored to be even better than the Ring of Kerry. The rumors were right. This is some of the most spectacular coastline I've ever seen. Dramatic cliffs, pounding surf, quaint villages, and green hills were just the start.

After returning to Dingle we decided to cover some miles and drove to Limerick in the dark. Had dinner at the "Texas Steak House" whcih was recommended by the hostel manager. Surprisingly I had a decent fajita dinner.

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