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My wife and I went to Ireland last month. We flew into Dublin (not recommended if you are not staying in Dublin) and after fighting with Budget Car Rental which would not honor our prepaid reservation, we got a car from Sixt and headed to Doolin to see the Rocks at the Burren and some antiquity. We had periods of rain, some mist and clouds but still had a great drive. On the second day, we got up from our B&B and drove over to Poulabrone Dolmen (a tomb many thousand years old) then to our ultimate destination, the Dingle Peninsula with our B&B at Ballydavid was on the sea. Here are a few pictures of our first two days. The first was at Kinvarra where we stopped for a pint and seafood chowder.

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Our base for several days was the Old Pier Guesthouse in Ballydavid (about 6 miles North of Dingle). I am posting a picture of the Guesthouse and the view from the window and front yard. We then went down to the rugged beach just across the street from our lodging and took lots of pictures of the sea. In front of us was the sea, behind us was Brandon Mountain.
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The three peaks are called the Three Sisters.
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My wife was in heaven. She is a member here as Linda G. and she is shooting everything that moves.
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Breakfast was stellar at the OldPier. The B&B was formerly a highly rated Michelin rated restaurant but the owners decided to just have a B&B. I could not eat a full Irish breakfast so I ordered a 1/2 Irish Breakfast.
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A great country for photography, especially if landscapes or seascapes are your thing. A great country with a lot of old and unique things to see, learn about, and photograph. Dingle is a great place, a good place to jump off for excursions to/from, so you picked good there. But a lot of other places too, especially the far west side.

How was the chowder there? I had a lot of good food in Ireland, and never got a Guinness either.

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We were directed to two ancient stone forts several thousand years old and protected by nothing more than the good Irish sense to not destroy or deface and by the fear of disturbing the ancients. This was about a 2 mile trip from our B&B. The sign tells the name of the fort.
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We spent some good time at the Gallarus Oratory which was an old, but not ancient, chapel believed to have been built in the 1700s. No mortar used and no one else around. This was what we found in our search for old Irish and Celtic ruins and circles.
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Looks like a great Irish breakfast, same as I remember. So, did you like the black or white pudding better?
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The white was marginally better. I did not like the black at all.


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