Waterville on the Ring of Kerry, is a twisty ten minute drive away. There you will find a supermarket for most things; restaurants and fuel.
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The town blossomed in the late 1800’s when the first undersea telephone cables were being laid between Valentia Island and Nova Scotia, and the region became a communications hub for Europe.
Prior to the laying of the Transatlantic Cable it took approximately two weeks from a message to reach North America from Europe - weather permitting - as all communications were sent via boat.
The Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve has been designated Ireland’s first by the International Dark-Sky Association - one of only three Gold Tier Reserves on the planet, and the only such Reserve in the Northern Hemisphere.
On clear nights the sky in this region of Ireland is simply stunning, with as many astronomical sights visible to the naked eye as in the desert plains of Africa. -
photo by Snalwibma
The towering Skellig Islands can clearly be seen rising steeply from the ocean about 12km off the tip of the peninsular. On the summit of Skellig Michael there is a remarkably well preserved monastic settlement that bears testimony to the hardiness of sixth century monks.
Renowned for its huge population of gannets, the Skellig islands are also home to Puffins, with more than 4,000 on Small Skellig alone.
The outcrop featured as a location in the latest Star Wars movies.
Tearaght Island, the most westerly of the Blasket Islands, at
the mouth of Dingle Bay to the north, is also the most westerly point of the British
Isles, and the closest point in Europe to America.
Nobody lives there,
it is essentially a bird sanctuary, but the stories of a community
living on the edge of the world have become classic writing throughout