"The Dingle Peninsula in Co Kerry, Ireland, can very reasonably be considered one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth," said the international website. Click to read the Irish Independent article. 'Annascaul Lake'
This video is a bit long but it is well worth your time so maybe save it for your lunch break. Shot recently by two Canadian tourists while they spent three weeks here, and posted on Reddit Ireland last night, it makes this little place feel very big indeed. The pair travelled all around the country so this clip covers most of the things you’d expect to see, like the Guinness Storehouse, Cliffs of Moher, Rock of Cashel etc… but the rather excellent editing, and great music, makes the old, familiar places look great. With lots of pictures of all the food, drinks, and ...
Two German guests, Thomas & Maria, cycling the Dingle Peninsula in style, .
Annascaul is at the heart of the Dingle Peninsula and is a walkers paradise. Within a 20 minute drive of the village there are ten 750 meter with spectacular steep gorges, awesome cliff faces and wonderful scenery Inch beach is a mere 5 minute drive, the mystical beauty of Com Dubh nestles in our mountains and the history and adventuring of Tom Crean, William Hussey and Mary O Donnell and many others seeps out of every crag, headland and ruin in our parish. Annascaul village offers you wonderful craic and friendship in ours pubs, food-houses, B&B's and hostels. Enjoy our walks, ...
We always tell people the best time to drive to Slea head is in the evening. This is so for a few reasons. The traffic is quieter (very little coaches and heavy vehicles. Also the long Irish summer evenings (Its bright up until about 10 most evenings these days). Watching the sun set on Dunquin pier is just magic.
Its still early in the season so I decided to take advantage of the bright sunny morning and head to Inch beach for a walk. Beata kindly offered to cook breakfast and look after our 8 guests. The road behind our house leads up the ‘Maum’ (meaning mountain pass) as its known locally and down the winding roads to Inch. I love walking this way because my own grandfather was born in a small cottage on the top of the hill, and often think this is what he would have spent his youth doing. The walk takes about 45 – 50 minutes from Annascaul Village to Greenes Cafe Bistro at the Old Strand Hotel at Inch.
Annascaul Pottery was founded in the middle of the 1970’s by Monica and Niall Phelan.
Monica set up her workshop in the garage at the old rectory in Annascaul that Niall restored from near ruin over the years. Monica’s work was always brush decorated and highly individual.
As the business grew the workshop eventually moved to a premises in the heart of Annascaul village in the mid 1980’s; Niall opened the Dingle shop about this time.
As the years passed the next generation worked in the business and eventually Monica moved on to a career in Art and Zac took over.
Today he continues the spirit of what started over a quarter of a century ago,