Eyeries – 2 Highlights from the Ring of Beara

The Ring of Beara and the Ring of Kerry are two roads around the two South-Western peninsular coasts of Eire.

Travelling around the Ring of Beara from Eyeries in an anti-clockwise direction, our first stop that day was at Allihies.

From the images above you can see that the soubriquet, ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ is well-deserved.

Looking away from the sea at Allihies I could see a mining construction.

The streets of the town of Allihies seem typical of the area.

We had to drive for quite a while around the coast to reach the Buddhist Retreat of Dzogchen Beara. After visiting the retreat and enjoying a snack there, we wandered outside for the view.

Our final major stop that day was Castletown Beara with its small but busy harbour.

I’m a sucker for photos of working ships.

But looking at leisure craft is no hardship either.

As in so many local towns, the appearance of the pubs is well-maintained.

Another reminder of my wife’s late husband, Pat O’Shea.

Author: writingandphotography0531

My name is Gerald Murphy. I am a retired local government officer. At the time of my retirement I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I had previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My main hobby is photography and, until 2016, hillwalking in Snowdonia. Sciatica has put an end to mountain walks and, as a carer for my wife, opportunities for photography excursions are now more limited. Since July 2022, I have started using this site as a photobook.

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