Brackloon – The 3 Peaks of Annascaul
Looped walk | 6.49 km | Co. Kerry | Moderate walk |
The little mountain village of Annascaul on the Dingle Peninsula echoes of mythical legends and modern day heroes. It was in these lonely hills that the fabled celtic warrior CuChulainn fought and killed the mythical warrior Feirdia to win the love of the beautiful Scail. However, she did not return his love as she remained true to Feirdia and Scail drowned herself in the river – after which the village is named, Annascaul. Tom Crean, the Antarctic explored who accompanied Ernest Shackleton, was born here. Upon his return to Kerry from his travels he settled in the village and open the ‘South Pole Inn’. A modern day hero, his memory is still very much alive among the people who live here. Enjoy walking the Brackloon rigde with its trio of 300m peaks and magnificent views of the Slieve Mish mountains, the Com Dubh river system, majestic Dingle bay and the never ending Inch strand. Check out www.oldanchorinn.com for a great B&B in the heart of the village.
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