Dingle Peninsula

The second peninsula we visit is Dingle. It is the northernmost of the peninsulas. We find quite a nice little camp site called Dingle Camping & Caravan Site. The owner is a really funny elderly guy who immediately started telling us funny stories.

 

The character of Dingle is very different to what we#ve seen before on Beara. Again a good spot for cycling and so we explore a few parts of the peninsula with our bikes. We an visit Caher Conor which is a ringfort with beehive huts dating back to 1200 AD. Really impressive how long these huts have survived. Unbelievable how people have lived here at the time. Even more spectacular is Gallarus Oratory which is located close by our camp site. It’s a simple drystone construction perfectly preserved even after 1300 years. The inside is still completely dry and it is constructed entirely without any mortar to hold the stones together.

On Dingle the weather god is kind to us and we have lots of sun. It’s not hot but we are just happy to have a few days without rain. We even are brave enough to have our first (and only) BBQ.

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