Dublin, Cork, and the Dingle Way

I’m just back from a short jaunt around the Republic of Ireland, and here are a few photos of the trip.  The slideshow starts in Dublin, then heads to Dingle town.  Then (the bulk of the photos) comes the Dingle Way – a walking trail that goes around the perimeter of the Dingle Penninsula.  I hiked 41 miles of the Way, from Dingle town to the village of Cloghane.  Finally, we finish off in the city of Cork.

In the Merry Month of June…

>>You may see all of my posts regarding Ireland in the Emerald Isle catergory.

It’s before dawn and I’m up making my final preparations. Checking that the necessary supplies are in order. And just now as I write this, I remember that I’ve forgotten something very important – my flask! How could I even consider setting out for the birthplace of Jameson and Bushmill’s without it?

This will be among my shortest trips ever; a mere ten days. But previous experience has taught me that a great adventure can be had in a short time, if only you remember to keep the scope of the trip limited to what is achievable in the alloted time. So my plan is to spend a few days enjoying Dublin, and then to bus out to Dingle, where I will walk the Dingle Way around that rugged penninsula, bus from Tralee back to Dublin, and fly home.

Experience has also taught me that most planning before a trip is next to worthless when the realities of the Road intervene, so my secondary plan is to ditch all this planning and wing it.