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(Above image shows Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as viewed from our hotel.)

This morning, we daparted our lodgings in Killarney ( with views of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks) and commenced a tour of the West of Ireland as follows:

  • North to the small town of Tralee where¬†we¬†stopped for refreshments and a break.

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  • Further north to Tarbert and then east to Limerick along the banks of the Shannon estuary, a drive which afforded good scenic views. On arrival at Limerick we stopped for lunch and a quick visit to the centre of this large, regional town.

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  • Next, N.W. to the popular resort of Liscannor and then to the nearby Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions. The Cliffs reach a peak of 214m/702 feet and extend to 8km/5 miles over the Atlantic Seaboard of County Clare. This vantage point provides views of the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, Maum Turk Mountains and Loop Head. The Cliffs have their origins in the Carboniferous period, about 320 m years ago and were formed by river sediments. We spent a couple of hours here exploring the Cliffs and taking photographs.

Liscannor from Cliffs of Moher

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Cliffs of Moher

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  • Next, we continued North, following the coast round to Galway. This route took jus through interesting scenery which included an agricultural landscape with fields demarcated by stone walls, sheep and cattle, winding roads with some steep hills, the rugged Burren area, Galway Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

  • We finally arrived at our sea edge lodgings at Furbo about 7.00pm.

Tomorrow, we continue North to Londonderry in Northern Ireland.

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