A lovely walk on the far side of the Connor Pass from Dingle, to Brandon Point on the edge of Mount Brandon, and up the hill from the car park. Beautiful views, well worth the journey, although negotiating the tourists on the pass is somewhat precarious in August. Parts of this road are very narrow and winding, with overhanging rocks, and a steep drop on one side.
With the Connor Pass well behind, this is Cloghane Estuary
View from the car park at Brandon Point.
…and walking up the hill, looking at the views.
One of 83 wartime (WW2) lookout posts around the coast of Ireland.
Jasmine and friends, a lovely bunch of people relaxing at the top of the hill beside the cairn. You can sometimes meet the nicest people at the top of mountains!
On the journey back to the pass.
Home safe and sound after this enjoyable little bit of a hill walk. So nice to see the scenery at the other side of Brandon Mountain.
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Here are several photos taken on Béal Bán Beach (White Mouth), one of my local beaches in Ballyferriter, near Dingle, in County Kerry in the South West of Ireland.
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Another evening walk on Murioch Beach. The sky was somewhat featureless, no clouds, and the tide was a bit far out. I didn’t expect to get anything better or even as good as previously. I have shown photos from an evening walk here in previous posts, like this:
But as the sun dropped low and the colour changed I got a few images that I thought were worth capturing.
For those Star Wars fans out there, the rocky ridged hill on the right of the picture above is Sybil Head, (Ceann Sibéal), on which the Star Wars set was located for the entire summer of 2016, during the making of The Last Jedi. Some filming was also shot on Malin Head in Donegal that same year (up north), and one or two other locations. But Star Wars was not new to Kerry that year. The Force Awakens was filmed on Skellig Michael the previous summer, in South Kerry.
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I love rainbows. I mean I really love when that arc of vibrant colour appears in the sky after some dark dismal weather, and the sun breaks through the shower and creates this wonderful image. I live in West Kerry, on the Dingle Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. We have a lot of stormy wet weather, especially recently. Over the years I have accumulated a lot of rainbow phtotos, and although I have previously published some of them in different contexts, I just wanted to show some of my collection of rainbows here.
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The above photos were all taken in the Emlagh East area, Ballyferriter.
Below are several images from Cuas, by Brandon Creek.
The cottage in the above photos has been undergoing renovation recently, and looks in a somewhat better shape now.
From the Conor Pass road, above, with Mount Brandon under cloud and beautiful corrie lakes.
On Murioch Beach, above. Below are three photos from Béal Bán Beach
On Wine Strand above, with snow on Mount Brandon. Wine strand was so called because according to local folklore, several casks of wine were washed up here after the wrecking of the Spanish Armada in 1588.
The rest of the photos below were taken from the towpath by the canal in Tralee.
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Just a few recent shots of a sunset from just outside my west facing home. The mountain in view is Cruach Mharhain.
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It was a fairly short walk, a few weeks ago, on Mount Eagle, which is on the west end of the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland. I didn’t go to the top, but it was just a bit of much needed uphill exercise and an opportunity to take a few photos along the way. I have of course taken many photos on this route before, but in this climate the views are ever changing.
The winter colours are so lovely in the October sunshine.
Mount Brandon in the distance, above and below, so clear with no heavy cloud on top.
Dingle Bay, above, with the mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula, South Kerry, across the water. The peaks of Carauntoohil, Irelands highest mountain can be seen.
The Blasket Islands, above and below.
Views over the fields of Dunquin, in these last few pics.
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Here is Ventry Beach, one of my several local beaches.
Some of these photos were taken in the summer, and some in September. I find it hard to keep on top of publishing my recent pics.
Ventry Beach is a few miles from Dingle town, on the Dingle Peninsula, in the South West of Ireland. I have many more photos of the Dingle Peninsula on my website:
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Stone piles, sand castles and other beach creations.
Often while beach walking, I come across the remnants of a day’s fun on the beach. The children (or adults, in some cases) have gone home, leaving their creations for the tide and the wind. I enjoy imagining the fun that was had in these acts of creativity.
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A few evening shots while walking on Murioch Beach, Dingle Peninsula:
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The following photos were taken on a recent trip to the Blasket Islands. Here, I am showing the shots taken when leaving Dingle Harbour before reaching the islands. Island photos to follow later.
The wash from the boat made interesting patterns in the morning light. The town of Dingle sits on the shoreline.
The above small tower is known as Hussey’s Folly. Built in the late 1840s during the years of the famine, for the purpose of providing famine relief employment.
Dingle lighthouse, above and below.
The cliffs around this coast have beautiful and colourful rock formations.
The tower above is Eask Tower, pointing the way into Dingle Harbour, the building of which also provided famine relief employment in the 1840s .
Dunmore Head above.
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