killarney, dingle peninsula, killarney national park (ireland)
I wasn't even planning on going to Killarney, but it turned out to be one of my favorite places. After Galway, I thought I would just go straight to Cork, but I decided to spend two and a half days in Killarney instead. I arrived by bus from Galway early evening and walked around Killarney's town center which was really colorful! I went out to a few pubs that night with some girls I met at my hostel.
The main reason I wanted to go to Killarney was to go to Dingle. The Dingle Peninsula day tour was 25 euro (roughly 30 USD). We went to Slea Head (the westernmost point in Europe) and Inch Beach (my favorite), and Dingle Village where we had an hour or so for lunch.
Killarney National Park
Unfortunately, I underestimated how big this park is (25,425 acres according to Wikipedia) So obviously, spending three hours there wasn't much. Plus, it was raining the entire time. I decided to rent a bike for 15 euros and by the time I got back, I was completely drenched. But, I'm glad I at least saw a tiny bit of the park, plus bad weather = fewer tourists.
P.S. I didn't go into Muckross House (regrets). But, I did see a lot of tourists getting there via horse. At that point, I was soaked from biking in the rain/ I was short on time and had to catch a bus to Cork. Check out this search of the other photos (and in better weather). I would love to go back again and see what I missed!
Until next time!