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Ireland 3 – Mt. Brandon, Conor View, Beehives, Dun Choain, Gallarus, Kilmalkedar

Day 3 of the adventure in Ireland. I really liked this excursion because the weather was just perfect – everything was so green and the sky so wonderfully blue. But see for yourself:

Tag 3 des grossen Irlandabenteuers. Dieser Tag ist mir noch besonders in Erinnerung. Das Wetter war grandios – alles war megagruen und der Himmel azurblau! Aber schaut mal selbst:

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King Puck of Kerry (yes, the king is a goat.) Find the whole story here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puck_Fair
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The streets up to Mr. Brandon were so narrow. I was terrified of oncoming traffic but none came.
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Mt. Brandon. I don’t what to say, it’s just stunningly beautiful.

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The Conor Pass is one of the highest mountain passes in Ireland, and provides the most dramatic and scenic way of crossing from the north to south coast of the Dingle Peninsula. This narrow, twisting road runs for 12kms between the town of Dingle on the south and Kilmore Cross on the north of the peninsula. This is Conor’s View.
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Still on Conor Pass/Wild Atlantic Way
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This sea gull must be very comfortable with tourists. It just sat there and let everyone take pictures.
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Following Conor Pass and finding little farms and beehive sites on the way.

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Dun Choa.

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Dun Chaoin Pier (Dunquin) … it is an adventurous drive there! And the walk down to the beach is quite strengous.
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What a beautiful view!
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Gallarus oratory. A stunning site constructed entirely of locally sourced stones. The gradually overlapping of the stones form a slightly inward curving shape until the arch was closed at the apex of the roof
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Only a few miles from the oratory you can find Kilmalkedar with this fabulous little guy marking the hiking path.
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To the north of the church is a medieval building known as St Brendan’s House or the Priest’s House. Close to the south east corner is St Brendan’s Holy Well. Unfortunately the landowner has a large gate across the pathway denying access.
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Not far from the Priest’s House you’ll find Kilmalkedar Church with a beautiful graveyard, Ogham Stone, Sundail, Alphabet Stone and Stone crosses
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Kilmalkedar, Romanesque Church