After lots of studying I used my weekend off to travel to Cork and the Ring of Kerry. As all major cities are reachable by the cheap buses, this was the option to travel to Cork. I met a friend there in the evening and woke up almost in the city centre and having the best weather. I liked the city, and I wouldn’t say it’s typical Irish.
The next day we rented a car and drove to Blarney Castle. It was a completely different experience than Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland, but definitely worth a visit.
We were a little bit disappointed about the Irish weather, but drove towards the Ring of Kerry anyway. Below is a map of the route we took (clockwise instead of anti-clockwise).
Close to Skibbereen we found a beautiful beach, and the Mizen Head, Irelands most southern point, rewarded us with terrific cliffs.
When we reached Kenmare, i.e. the Ring of Kerry, the sun was already about to set and we didn’t see much of the landscape. However, after waking up in Cahersiveen the next day we got stunning views on the Atlantic.
The last stops were the Gap of Dunloe and Killarney’s national park. It was a shame we just had 1.5 hours left to spend there.
It was another great trip and probably even more adventurous than the one to Northern Ireland. I can definitely recommend everyone to visit Kerry. There are also the highest mountains in Ireland and I would love to come back for hiking.