Blogs from Castlemaine, County Kerry, Ireland, Europe


Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Castlemaine October 22nd 2017

To County Kerry we go! Dingle Peninsula, Castlemaine, and Killarney & then just add the beauty of the Ring of Kerry's/ Killarney's National Park. We'll spend 4 whole days in one location and we'll be well-attended to by (Mary #1, #2, & #3) at the Murphy Farmhouse. Ya know its gonna be a great time, when you walk into the Pub (sun hasn't set yet) and the Bachelor Party is in full swing! Beautiful Mary is our waitress (not Murphy, but Griffin). The Bachelor party is really giving her a hard time, so she is extra happy to see smiling faces from America. She's really very pretty and speaks softly with a sing-song tone to her voice. I couldn't help myself, "Mary, you should meet my handsome american son, although right now he's in NZ" I ... read more
Dinning Mauve-style
Adios Doolin, we are headed to Castlemaine.
Doolin country in the rear view mirror!

Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Castlemaine September 15th 2016

Ireland Day 6 The journey south continues along the Dingle Peninsula around the coast to Shanahil West, near to Castlemaine. This is recommended as one of the must see routes in Ireland. After tootling around the one way system in Tralee I took a nice smooth cycleway alongside the river and then on a pretty nondescript road heading west into the wind and a brief bit of drizzle. the O’Connor pass was a bit stiff with the continuing head wind and a climb for 7km or do at 7-10 %. With the panniers on it was a grind and quite narrow towards the summit and made Fleet Moss look like a pimple. However, it was followed down a great decent into Dingle where I had lunch basking in the sun. Dingle is a nice town with ... read more
The Wild Atlantic Way
Who loves The Guinness?
Goats Restaurant on Goat Road.

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