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Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Day 2: Galway to the Dingle Peninsula

9th October 2015
Ireland Hol 2015

Day 2 commenced and this was a packed one with a LOT of driving. (If you missed day 1 find it here). First off we headed about an hour south of Galway, to the Cliffs of Moher. Irelands no.1 premier visitor attraction. On the way passing through some more spectacular scenery with lots of castle ruins and rolling green plains.

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The Cliffs themselves are often shrouded in cloud and fog due to the weather coming in from the Atlantic, but lucky us found on them on a serenely beautiful day.

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Don’t fall over the edge!

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A three hour drive then ensued broken up by more scenery and a short ferry ride (to avoid even more driving!) When the views are like the ones below though, you can’t really complain.

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Arriving in our base for the night, we took a boat ride around Dingle Bay watching the seagulls assault the fishing boats, someone try and rescue their car from the sea (who knows?!) and the bay’s resident dolphin, Fungi.

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I’ve since found out dolphins are a little hard to photograph so we took a video too, I can’t seem to upload it on the blog so you can watch it here. And here’s a statue of the dolphin legend in question.


As if we hadn’t done enough driving for the day we decided to squeeze in a trip around the Slea Head Loop – at the very end of the Dingle Peninsula. Taking around an hour and half to complete, the loop takes in some spectacular views and was probably our favourite place of the holiday. It was pretty deserted too which helped.











I think the seagull thought so too.

That night we ate in a seafood shack called Out of the Blue. Watch this space for the lowdown on some fabulously fresh seafood! Part 3 coming soon….

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  • Reply Claire'scomfycorner 11th October 2015 at 16:11

    Oh wow! I’m originally from Ireland, the Limerick/Clare border. I so miss Galway and Kerry, beautiful areas to visit. Your photos are amazing and really show off Ireland at its best 🙂 Thanks for sharing x

  • Reply Emma (@LondonKiwiEmma) 11th October 2015 at 21:57

    Arentthe luscious green vistas of Ireland wonderful? Well worth all of the rain!

  • Reply Jessica 13th October 2015 at 18:48

    Oh my goodness! The ocean looks incredible!! You pix make me just want to jump in 😉

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