Killarney & Ross Castle

What better way to spend the rest of the day after visiting Blarney Castle than to visit another castle? That's what we said, but we did it anyway.

Today's nap-time drive brought us across southern Ireland to the small town of Killarney. Situated strategically along a stretch of a popular scenic drive known as the 'Ring of Kerry', its streets were packed to the gills with shops and restaurants vying to catch the eye of the flood of tourists coursing through.

We stopped for a quick bite in town then headed for the nearest park for some chillout time. Ross Castle was what we found, perched over acres of park along the shores of Lough Leane, a lake surrounded by wilderness as far as the eye can see (a fairly rare occurrence in Ireland). And yes, the castle was nice and all but we had enough by this point and didn't even peek inside.

oroboros on 1/6/2012 8:28:19 PM