Day trip to the Ring of Kerry

Blog for Sat. March 29, 2014 Day Trip to the Ring of Kerry – Today we took the Paddywagon Tour bus through the Ring of Kerry. The bus left at 8:45 am. On the way we stopped in Killarney, which is an hour and twenty minutes away, to drop off some tourists who were going to go to the Dingle Peninsula on another Paddywagon bus.
We were able to walk around Killarney for an hour. Then we passed through small towns, and the driver was explaining about the Pagan festivals celebrated in these towns. We made stops throughout the Ring of Kerry to take photos at very scenic areas. We stopped for lunch in Waterville, which is where Charlie Chaplin spent his holidays every year. They erected a statue in his honor.
We passed through where Daniel O’Connell lived. Daniel O’Connell (6 August 1775 – 15 May 1847), often referred to as The Liberator or The Emancipator, was an Irish political leader in the first half of the 19th century. He campaigned for Catholic Emancipation—including the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament, denied for over 100 years—and repeal of the Act of Union which combined Great Britain and Ireland.
The Ring of Kery consists of 179 km.
After many photo-op stops the last stop was at a waterfall in the Killarney National Forest. We arrived back in Cork at 7:00 PM.
Tomorrow and Monday we will explore more of Cork by using the hop-on hop-off bus.
Peace and Love,
Woody and Norma


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