Our Ireland Vacation 2002 on the Dingle Peninsular

Our home for one week ....

The view was taken from our bed room window

One more view with the palm tree in the B&B garden. Those palm trees grow like weed


This was the rest area for our little Italian rental car



The first day we spent drving araound the Ring of Kerry. It started out to be a little bit sunny, but the weather in this country changes rather quickly - it ended up to be a nasty wet rainy day - but we did not care .... our make up was running away ... the hair was a mess ... but we were happy girls ....  



This is how dark it was at times at the Ring of Kerry

It is said, that in Ireland life little green hooded ferries. I sighted one. 
I only had my trusty coat I bought ones in Phoenix ...

Some Pictures of Natina ...

These pictures were taken at an old church. We were out there in the country side trying to hunt down an ancient grave yard with Keltic tombstones. We strayed around trying to follow directions, but somehow those English strees signs ended up in Celtic ... a very tough undertaking - well, during this adventure we found this old ruin church with these tiny windows. We have watched some others to get through ... a bit heavier weighted ones - they almost got stuck

These photos where taken at the beach near by our B&B a beautiful very clean beach - an hardly any people at this time of year


At the beach we found hundreds of those stranded dead crabs. They really were nicely sized ones too ... some even looked like they were still alive and just ready to seak shelter into the livesaving sea

An unusual little rock - it looks like a heart covered with tang hanging down like a veil - it just laid there



Now some pictures of Natina


   




Here some pictures of me








Up on the hill we almost took off flying due to the strong wind ...


Fly - Nati fly ....

 
  This is one of the ring of stones of the Celtic people. Some of those rings are even much bigger than this one - and this one was pretty well sized. Many families were able to live there. When we visited this ring we really had nasty rain -  in the middle of nowhere. It was a rather major undertaking to find it - like a few other places before. Up and down the hills, no clue where we were going - no signs - not even the so often found Celitc ones, but we were so determined to find it, that we really did not care. When we finally found it, we got right out of the car - walked in the rain (of course we did not carry an umbrella with us - and besides this even if we would have it would have not be so special) over muddy, soaking wet grass over to the wall, to find a single majestic impressive wall - we surrounded it, stepped inside and there we were - standing in the circle - in the rain - we lifted our arms and laughed - while streams of water were running down our faces.


One of the typical Celtic crosses you find all over the island. Nati was most nuts about them - actually she was nuts about the Celtic culture and still is.

This is the only totally intact Celtic house on the Island - very impressive - very solid built and in all those years the rain has not found its way through the stones ....
This is one of the little huts of a little "village" ....
There you can see part of the village and its rings of stone ...



Two Celtic graves ... again in ring of stones ... it really is an old culture and a different one too ... as the people living then ... like this one ... gee ... this is not .... ??? is it really ??? can it be ??? wow ...


In a museum Nati and I found a relative of Keith  ... by his fire place ... my heart was beating a bit faster again

Following you will find a few site seeings of the little peninsular we stayed at - The Dingle Island


 


 



Some of the castles in the middle of nowhere ... like that one Ring of Stones ... very hard to find.... but worth it the effort and a fine adventure....



This castle was one of the most difficult one we searched for ... it took us hours ... and it was raining again ...


 



Those sheep are everywhere ... and they have painted hair ... looks punky ...I called it the sheep Rosa