Around the Ring of Beara in Ireland

On the previous day, October 7, we drove from Sneem to Castletownbere via the Ballighbeama Gap and Killarney National Park.

October 8.

Our landlady in Castletownbere wasn’t the chatty sort but when Al asked her what the secret was to her perfectly poached eggs she gave him these instructions:

How to Poach an Egg Perfectly

  1. Add a little salt to the water (NOT vinegar)
  2. Bring the water to a full boil.
  3. Break the egg into a small cup and then lower gently into the water.

She also advised us to go to the Tourist Info in Glengariff to book our nights in Kinsale. It would have been a great idea if there had happened to be a tourist info there but there wasn’t.

We backtracked around the tip of the Beara Peninsula to see what we had missed the day before.Route Oct 7 & 8 on the Beara PeninsulaThe villages all had brightly coloured houses. Colored house on the Beara Peninsula in IrelandBrightly Colored Houses on Beara Peninsula in Ireland
Brightly Colored Houses on Beara Peninsula in IrelandThe roads were narrow and occasionally dwindled to almost nothing.A drive along a narrow road on the Beara Peninsula in IrelandA narrow road curves around farmland in the Beara Peninsula driveThe heath up close showing prickley plants and heather in bloom. Prickles and heather in bloom on the Beara Peninsula, IrelandDirectional signs about the cable car to an island on our Beara Peninsula drive.Directional signs about the cable car to an island on our Beara Peninsula drive in IrelandBeara Sign with Route

October 8th. From here we went on to the Mizen Head Peninsula before ending up in Skibbereen.

More on our 2015 trip to Ireland.

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