Francie Stoutamire Photography | Killarney and the Ring of Kerry
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A pleasant but damp carriage ride in the Killarney National Park at the start of the day was followed by a tour around the Ring of Kerry. The Ring would likely have been a spectacular drive but for the solid fog and rain.

A fun and scenic, if somewhat damp, ride through Killarney National Park in horse drawn carriages.

A fun and scenic, if somewhat damp, ride through Killarney National Park in horse drawn carriages.

Ross Castle a 15th-century tower house and keep on the edge of Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park, seen through the mist of Irish sunshine (a.k.a. a steady rain).

Ross Castle a 15th-century tower house and keep on the edge of Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park, seen through the mist of Irish sunshine (a.k.a. a steady rain).

View across Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park through the mist of Irish sunshine (a.k.a. a steady light rain) with Ross Castle to the left and Torc Mountain in the distance to the south.

View across Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park through the mist of Irish sunshine (a.k.a. a steady light rain) with Ross Castle to the left and Torc Mountain in the distance to the south.

Jim Stoutamire at the end of our rainy carriage ride.

Jim Stoutamire at the end of our rainy carriage ride.

On of our patient carriage horses.

On of our patient carriage horses.

We ended our carriage ride at the Deenagh Lodge Tea Room from which we walked across the street to see St. Mary's Cathedral.

We ended our carriage ride at the Deenagh Lodge Tea Room from which we walked across the street to see St. Mary's Cathedral.

St. Mary's Cathedral in Killarney, completed in 1855 and designed by the English Architect Augustus Welby Pugin.

St. Mary's Cathedral in Killarney, completed in 1855 and designed by the English Architect Augustus Welby Pugin.

Francie and Jim sneaked in for a quick view and picture of the interior of St. Mary's Cathedral in Killarney.

Francie and Jim sneaked in for a quick view and picture of the interior of St. Mary's Cathedral in Killarney.

St. Mary's Cathedral in Killarney, completed in 1855 and designed by the English Architect Augustus Welby Pugin.

St. Mary's Cathedral in Killarney, completed in 1855 and designed by the English Architect Augustus Welby Pugin.

River Caragh on the Ring of Kerry

River Caragh on the Ring of Kerry

A roadside peddler by the River Caragh on the Ring of Kerry. If you look past the back end of the donkey there is an old stone bridge in the background.

A roadside peddler by the River Caragh on the Ring of Kerry. If you look past the back end of the donkey there is an old stone bridge in the background.

We did stop for a bite to eat at the Thatch Cottage in Cahersiveen, Ireland. Don't recall what we had but probably tea and cake.

We did stop for a bite to eat at the Thatch Cottage in Cahersiveen, Ireland. Don't recall what we had but probably tea and cake.

Knocknadobar (Cnoc na dTobar which means mountain of the wells) on the coast of Dingle Bay, north of the Thatch Cottage, is one of the main mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland.

Knocknadobar (Cnoc na dTobar which means mountain of the wells) on the coast of Dingle Bay, north of the Thatch Cottage, is one of the main mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland.

South shore of the Iveragh Peninsula with Darrynane Harbour, Co. Kerry inshore from the islands at the left.

South shore of the Iveragh Peninsula with Darrynane Harbour, Co. Kerry inshore from the islands at the left.

Looking southwest down the Sneem River, Sneem, Ireland. The river is running full with all the rain we have experienced; normally at this location rocky river channel is somewhat exposed.

Looking southwest down the Sneem River, Sneem, Ireland. The river is running full with all the rain we have experienced; normally at this location rocky river channel is somewhat exposed.

St. Michael's Church, Sneem, Ireland. The 3rd Earl of Dunraven, a Catholic convert, was apparently horrified at the condition, in 1855, of the original 1810 church at this location.

St. Michael's Church, Sneem, Ireland. The 3rd Earl of Dunraven, a Catholic convert, was apparently horrified at the condition, in 1855, of the original 1810 church at this location.

Looking up the Sneem River, Sneem, Ireland from behind St. Michael's Church.

Looking up the Sneem River, Sneem, Ireland from behind St. Michael's Church.