The day we visited the peninsula was a bit rainy and sometimes foggy. We drove around the peninsula and made a few stops along the way to enjoy the views. Yes! Even on a rainy day the views on the scenic route were absolutely beautiful! I can only imagine how amazing the route must be on a sunny day.
We ended our day with a stroll around the small town of Kenmare. This is a charming little town with specialty shops ideal to make a rest stop for lunch. I enjoyed seeing all the shops, our son really enjoyed getting Kinder surprise eggs, since those are not sold in the US. He spent so much time playing with the surprises in the eggs or the eggs itself, definitely kept him busy and entertained. In fact, Kinder surprise eggs along with his echo experience in the Gap of Dunloe (here) and riding on shuttle buses without a car seat, were some of his favorite experiences in Ireland! 🙂
Last Morning at Loch Lein Hotel
Fahan Beehive Huts of Dingle
Once we left Killarney, we drove to Adare. On our way there, we came across a pre-historic site and decided to stop and see it. It made a nice rest stop and the views from the site were also a big plus.
Adare is such a charming town! As soon as we got there we purchased our tickets for a tour in the castle.
Desmond Castle, Adare
After touring the castle, we had an early dinner at The Blue Door restaurant, set in a charming typical cottage of the area dating back to the early 1830’s!
Before leaving Adare, we did the riverside walk and saw a different angle of the castle.
That night, after leaving Adare, we arrived at an amazing boutique hotel in Limerick. I absolutely loved that hotel but wish we could have stayed longer. Soon I’ll be posting my last blog on our trip to Ireland. Stay tuned! 🙂