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A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, gateway to the Ring of Kerry


Western Ireland was the most beautiful and scenic part of our journey.  It has a lovely, rugged coastline — harshly beautiful!  There are hundreds of ancient stone forts, stone circles and stone dwellings (it’s a rocky land!), and its citizens speak more Gaelic than anywhere else we visited.  Western Ireland was the region least influenced by the British largely because it was so poor (for example, farmers had to make their own soil in the rocky land by mixing seaweed, sand and animal dung, turning it into something they could grow potatoes in).   If a traveler has only a few days in which to visit Ireland (beyond Dublin), I’d recommend they head towards the Dingle peninsula and the Ring of …

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