Blogs from Anascaul, County Kerry, Ireland, Europe


Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Anascaul June 1st 2019

“There are no strangers here, only friends you haven‘t met yet,”- W.B. Yeats We left Galway, bound for the small village of Annascaul in County Kerry, in the southwestern corner of Ireland. We passed through really beautiful areas today, and I will always remember the green fields and the stone walls, with contented sheep and cows grazing or lazing in the fields. We left our B&B about 8:30, following breakfast. I had porridge, which was ok, but the best part again was the soda bread. Susan’s full Irish wasn’t as good as O’Neill’s in Dublin. It was a cloudy morning, but the sun broke through now and again. After we left Cong yesterday the weather improved and it was quite pleasant in Galway last evening, with the sun making an appearance. Our first stop was at ... read more
Near Dunguaire Castle
Me at Dunguaire Castle
Scenery by Dunguaire Castle

Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Anascaul July 23rd 2016

We think we know what the pattern of the weather in Ireland in summer is all about. You get grey overcast skies with low cloud first thing, and then it starts to brighten up with patches of blue appearing on the horizon, then a little bit of almost full sun and then the overcast returns. We reckon that is summer. Yesterday the woman who cut Gretchen’s hair had talked about how lovely the weather was when it was distinctly overcast outside and a guy in an electronics store we had gone into near Tesco’s said the same thing. We think that if you live here this might be all you can ever expect out of an Irish summer. We can appreciate why my ancestors left Ireland for a new life and better weather in New Zealand ... read more
The fry up underway,note the delicious Irish black pudding
Wild fuchsia by the roadside
The milk road climb,Annascaul

Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Anascaul March 12th 2011

Geo: 52.1517, -10.0567 So Anascaul was another little village in the middle of nowhere, but it had absolutely beautiful scenery. On our way from Galway to Anascaul, we stopped at the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. Our group split in half at the Cliffs. Not everyone on the bus was on the 10 Day All Ireland tour like we are. So the kids just on the 6 DayNorthern Tour hopped onto another bus to go back to Dublin, and we ended up with several new folks just doing the 6 Day Southern Tour. Oddly enough, our group has now been completely segregated since getting the new people. I dunno what it is exactly, but neither side is really going to the effort to make friends and I think they may be annoyed with our partying. ... read more

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