Day 1: Saturday 8th July
First stop en route to Kerry was Trim , Co Meath to have breakfast with Rosemary Durken, my BFF (that’s Best Friend Forever) for those not familiar with the terminology!
If you have never been to Trim put it on your bucket list as it is a heritage town steeped in history. It was the home of Braveheart (Mel Gibson)…think tartan skirts and bare legs. 🙈 Braveheart was filmed there because of the medieval Norman castle situated on the River Boyne.
From Trim I cut right across to the west coast to Galway, a 2 hour motorway drive, then down through Ennis where there was a football match and the traffic was backed up causing me to pit stop at a little village called Clarinbridge for a coffee and the best Lemon Drizzle cake I have ever tasted. Back on the road bypassing Limerick towards Tralee and finally hitting the Ring of Kerry.
Glenbeigh is a delightful little village often referred to as “The Jewel in the Ring of Kerry”. It is famous for its blue flag beach which I still have to visit. (Watch out for it later in the blog). I am staying at the Kerry Ocean Lodge which is at the start of the village and is dog friendly…a major bonus. 🐶