Our third and fourth stops of our honeymoon in Ireland were Dingle and Cork. The drive from Galway to Dingle was an adventure to say the least (think the width of one lane for traffic going both ways along steep cliffs with curves so sharp you couldn’t see if anyone was coming at you, all while on the wrong side of the road and the wrong side of the car). But we made it and boy was it worth it.
We stayed at a B&B in Dingle, recommended to us by a neighborhood friend (and we couldn’t be more grateful for her advice), called the Pax House. The view from our room was nothing like I’ve ever seen and waking up every morning was such a treat. (All of the photos of the lush green landscapes and the bay were taken right from our balcony – I’ve even included a photo of a top I was hang drying “the Irish way” for proof). We spent our days and nights in Dingle walking the town, listening to music in the pubs (and taking a bit of heat for being friends with the legendary GAA “Kerry Killer”, Kevin McManamon – I hadn’t even realized we were in Co. Kerry #rookiemistake), and enjoying the views. Each night when we returned back to the Pax House, we were greeted in our room with mint chocolates and Irish creme. We truly loved our host, John, and we can’t wait to go back for a visit.
After our two days and nights in Dingle, we set off for County Cork to visit the Jameson Distillery for some gifts and a quick tour. It was the perfect way to end our tour of Ireland before heading back to our home away from home, Dublin.
(Photo credit for all photos of us goes to Elaine Kennedy of Dingle. She is the sweetest woman I’ve ever met, and insanely talented as well. Photographer, writer, actor, director – she does it all.)