Francie Stoutamire Photography | Dingle Peninsula to Limerick
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A pleasant scenic tour around Dingle Peninsula, much dryer than yesterday's Ring of Kerry tour, then off to Limerick with a stop in Adare for thatched houses and other sites. Finished by an Irish dinner plus song and dance at Knappogue Castle, County Clare.

After yesterday's rainy weather we were not sure how today would turn out given the clouds in the west as we loaded the tour bus in front of Killarney Towers.

After yesterday's rainy weather we were not sure how today would turn out given the clouds in the west as we loaded the tour bus in front of Killarney Towers.

But perhaps the rainbow that appeared 12 minutes later was a good sign of clearing weather.

But perhaps the rainbow that appeared 12 minutes later was a good sign of clearing weather.

As we drove west toward the Dingle Peninsula we did not stop to look for the pot of gold at the beginning of this rainbow.

As we drove west toward the Dingle Peninsula we did not stop to look for the pot of gold at the beginning of this rainbow.

The rainbow got much bigger, in fact complete, but almost impossible to photograph without a reflection from the bus window, unfortunately.

The rainbow got much bigger, in fact complete, but almost impossible to photograph without a reflection from the bus window, unfortunately.

Looking west along the shore of the Dingle Peninsula from just above Inch Beach, Ardroe, Co. Kerry

Looking west along the shore of the Dingle Peninsula from just above Inch Beach, Ardroe, Co. Kerry

Looking south from Dingle Peninsula's Inch Beach, Ardroe, Co. Kerry at the Iveragh Peninsula where the Ring of Kerry drive is located. Much better weather there today than what we had yesterday.

Looking south from Dingle Peninsula's Inch Beach, Ardroe, Co. Kerry at the Iveragh Peninsula where the Ring of Kerry drive is located. Much better weather there today than what we had yesterday.

Heading west on the bluffs of the Dingle Peninsula from Inch Beach, before turning inland for a bit, we were treated to another bit of a rainbow to make up for yesterday.

Heading west on the bluffs of the Dingle Peninsula from Inch Beach, before turning inland for a bit, we were treated to another bit of a rainbow to make up for yesterday.

The main road turns inland from the south shore of the Dingle Peninsula and we pass a small flock of sheep.

The main road turns inland from the south shore of the Dingle Peninsula and we pass a small flock of sheep.

Panorama of Dingle Harbor. If you look REALLY carefully at the top of the tallest peak in the center across from the harbor you will see a tiny bump.

Panorama of Dingle Harbor. If you look REALLY carefully at the top of the tallest peak in the center across from the harbor you will see a tiny bump.

For those of you who could not make it out in the previous image this is the Eask Tower, which marks the turn into the harbor, at the top of Carhoo Hill.

For those of you who could not make it out in the previous image this is the Eask Tower, which marks the turn into the harbor, at the top of Carhoo Hill.

L>R Little Skellig and Skellig Michael in the distance south of the Dingle Peninsula and west of Bolus Head on the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland.

L>R Little Skellig and Skellig Michael in the distance south of the Dingle Peninsula and west of Bolus Head on the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland.

Ireland's idea of a two-way road along the south side of the Dingle Peninsula. There are occasional pull outs but meeting oncoming traffic in a bus is interesting for our capable bus driver.

Ireland's idea of a two-way road along the south side of the Dingle Peninsula. There are occasional pull outs but meeting oncoming traffic in a bus is interesting for our capable bus driver.

L>R Little Skellig and Skellig Michael in the distance south of the Dingle Peninsula and west of Bolus Head on the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland.

L>R Little Skellig and Skellig Michael in the distance south of the Dingle Peninsula and west of Bolus Head on the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland.

Blasket Islands and Dunmore Head as seen from Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula. Great Blasket Island is in the middle.

Blasket Islands and Dunmore Head as seen from Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula. Great Blasket Island is in the middle.

Jim Stoutamire at Slea Head.

Jim Stoutamire at Slea Head.

L>R Francie and Jim Stoutamire at Slea Head with Dunmore Head in the background.

L>R Francie and Jim Stoutamire at Slea Head with Dunmore Head in the background.

Dingle Peninsula countryside with Dunmore Head on the left and the narrow typical Irish country two lane road to the right.

Dingle Peninsula countryside with Dunmore Head on the left and the narrow typical Irish country two lane road to the right.

Cliffs of Dunmore Head with Great Blasket just offshore.

Cliffs of Dunmore Head with Great Blasket just offshore.

Looking southwest at Great Blasket Island from near Clogher Head, Dingle Peninsula.

Looking southwest at Great Blasket Island from near Clogher Head, Dingle Peninsula.

Dingle Peninsula looking north from Clogher Head at Sybil Head slightly left of center; in distance to the right of center are the Three Sisters (the small 3 peaks spaced together).

Dingle Peninsula looking north from Clogher Head at Sybil Head slightly left of center; in distance to the right of center are the Three Sisters (the small 3 peaks spaced together).