Dingle Ireland in County Kerry is stunning. It has not yet won the coveted Irish prize of “Most Tidy Town,” so I’ve heard, which is a distinction held by a neighboring town called Adare. (We drove through Adare. It is quite tidy indeed.)
But look at this and tell me you’d care. This is the end of the Dingle Peninsula stretching into the distance.
I had to come to Ireland, by the way, to face dinner on my own, not in my own kitchen. I would love to tell you that I bravely sat in a pub, drank a Guiness, ate fish and chips and mingled with the old guys at the bar, but I didn’t. I bought a Powerbar in the Super Mart and came back here to write about it.
It’s time to get my brave cape on. So I’m off to a poetry reading at a pub. For real. If I don’t check in tomorrow its because the Guiness got me.
Wow, how beautiful! Thinking of you and feeling strange about lack of work and “relaxation” without an end in sight, but also enjoying the sun and family and outdoor activity that have exemplified my summer so far. Much love to you and to Ireland! Hope you’re feeling inspired.
xo – Ruth
Vicki Hamlin said:
Missing you, Ruth. You would have loved Great Blasket Island today – check it out online if you can. I felt both on top of and at the end of the world out there. XO
Sea Chauvin said:
I’m so glad to hear that you are in glorious Ireland.
When I was there with my sister and daughter several years ago our favorite place was Doolin which is right in your neighborhood. We wished we had spent the entire time there (except for a jaunt to Cork where we went to a Van Morrison concert!). We went to McDermott’s Pub several times and experienced pub life at it’s finest and feistiest. There was also a little shop that sold cds where we got tea and sat out in their little courtyard and wrote for hours. We meant to go to the Arans but the weather was rough and the ferry wasn’t running. Next time!
Enjoy this most wonderful place.
Vicki Hamlin said:
Guy and the kids will meet me in a couple of days, Sea and we’ll spend 2 nights of our family jaunt in Doolin. I’ll be sure to find McDermott’s. I’ve had more tea in Ireland than ever in my life – it’s lovely. XO