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.