Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Art on the Farm 2011 :: Session 2 :: Co. Kerry

We spent last Wednesday through Friday traveling in County Kerry. Here are some photos and videos from our time out West...

We stopped at a beach along Slea Head Drive on the Dingle Peninsula:

Farm land near the beach:

Gallarus Oratory, an early Christian church:

We stayed the night in Ballydavid, in an old Coast Guard lodge that has been converted into a hostel.

Tigh TP Pub:

Family performance at the pub:

A short hike from the hostel:

Muckross Abbey in Killarney National Park:

We took a boat ride out to Skellig Michael and climbed about 600 precipitous steps to a monastery that possibly dates back to the 6th century.

The monastery at the top of the island. These three mounds most likely served a residential purpose:

According to the visitor's guide, the Skellig Islands "are two of Ireland's most important sites for breeding seabirds and are remarkable both for the size of their colonies and diversity of species... Puffins can be seen on the island until early August every year."

We passed Skellig Beag (Little Skellig) on the way to Skellig Michael. This island is home to the second largest population of breeding gannets.

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