Irelands Dingle Peninsula August 2017

Ireland, August 2017: The Dingle Peninsula Video Moments

Our three day weekend in Ireland was full of beautiful landscapes. The rocky coast, beaches, and rolling green hills took our breath away. Exploring the Dingle Peninsula was the perfect way to see the country for the first time and inspired us to want to return for more. We enjoy these mini weekends away seeing somewhere new, driving around, immersing ourselves in the natural surroundings, and relaxing. It helps refresh us and brings balance to our lives. A highlight of our weekend in Ireland was showing up at Eask Tower at the end of a day of wandering around. The skies had finally cleared for a bit so we hiked up and looked down on the land around us in awe. That moment sums up how we felt about Ireland for us.

Ireland, August 2017: The Dingle Peninsula Video Moments

Ireland, August 2017: The Dingle Peninsula

Rico’s 28th birthday brought us to Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula for a three-day weekend in late August. We flew into and out of Shannon, rented a car for the weekend, and stayed at Greenmount House, a short walk from the center of Dingle.

On our drive to and from the peninsula we stopped at a few points in the eastern and northern areas. Fermoyle Strand offered us an excuse to stretch our legs and walk the beach; and as a bonus we got to hang out with some cows near the car park! Brandon Point gave us a good taste of what this area of the world has to offer: dramatic coastal views, serene walking paths, and lots of sheep! We took scenic Conor Pass down toward Dingle, but unfortunately the heavy fog blocked most of the view. The drive out on our final day took us to Minard Castle (which we were only able to appreciate for a moment in the pouring rain) and Inch Beach, where we drove our car onto the beach and braved the wind and rain with a something-less-than-comfortable stroll.

Ireland, August 2017: The Dingle Peninsula