Road Trip West Coast Part I

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Last Saturday my parents came down from Dublin to Cork to pick me up at my hostfamily and start our holiday trough Ireland.

After a cup of tea with my hostfamily I said goodbye to everyone which was really sad and I actually cannot realise I am going back to Germany. Than we started our journey. First we went to Ballincollig and the Regional Park. The Regional Park is a nice place for a walk and a picnic. After that we drove to town.

I just showed my parents the city and my school. In the evening we made our way to Cobh where we stayed that night at „Knockeven House“ a nice B&B which is run by Pam who welcomed us very friendly. The next morning we walked through the streets of Cobh with its lovely colourful houses. We went to the Cathedral and back to the car to start our way to Mizen Head.

Mizen Head is in West Cork and an old Signal Station which marks the most western point in Ireland. It is an amazing landscape and you have to walk over a very high bridge to reach the Signal Station. This bridge is kind of scary. It crosses the sea but you have a fantastic view.

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Our next destination was Killarney. We stayed at the „Cahernane House“ which is a small hotel located in the Killarney National Park. On Monday we discovered the Dingle Peninsula driving the Wild Atlantic Way. Dingle Peninsula is a great opportunity if you cannot do or if you have already seen the Ring of Kerry. There are different landscapes and points to stop and have a look at it like Inch Beach or Slea Head. In Dingle we did a dolphin tour to see Fungi. Fungi is a dolphin who lives at the Dingle Bay since over 30 years now and we have seen him. It was so cute and if you don’t see Fungi you get your money back.

On Tuesday we made a tour to the Gap of Dunloe. We started with the bus in Killarney and changed into a boat at Ross Castle. The boat trip was very nice because you had a good view over the mountains and different landscapes. After the boat trip over the three lakes in the National Park we took a small break in a small café.

Than we started our hiking trip through the Gap of Dunloe. In total we walk around 10 kilometres and it was a very nice hike. We had amazing views over the lakes and mountains in the National Park. In the evening we drove up to Ballyvaughan, a small village in county Clare near the Cliffs of Moher.

And that’s where we went to today. The Cliffs of Moher one of the most famous sights of Ireland! And we could not even see them when we got there but we went to a café and waited there for nearly one hour and than we could see the spectaculars cliffs. It was amazing and everyone should go there once in his lifetime. The view is breathtaking and unique!

Later on we just want to Galway for a few hours. If you want to read more about this city you can have a look on one of my older posts but it is in German.

We had some nice and unforgettable days!

See you soon.

Lea

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