Road Trip – day 3

Day 3 – Monday 10th July

I was told there was a beautiful beach in Glenbeigh so this morning Thunder and I took a drive out through the village and found Rossbeigh , a blue flag beach just 1.6km from Glenbeigh. We were not disappointed, a 4 mile stretch of sand and sand dunes awaited us and with the tide well out we were free to walk.  The weather wasn’t the best, but it’s Ireland so a raincoat and shorts is a must! Shorts are easier as you don’t have wet trousers sticking to your legs.

We  walked for miles enjoying the peace and tranquillity as there were few people about. The weather cleared and the sun came out briefly and then the horses appeared….wow!

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What  an experience to canter along a stunning beach with the wind in your hair and the spray of the sea on your face. 🐎🐴

After our walk we drove to Tralee , a town in Co Kerry famous for the Rose of Tralee  Festival. Driving through I was surprised to see a windmill (having just come back from Amsterdam). It is called Blennerville Windmill  and was built by Sir Rowland Blennerhassett in 1800 whom the village  of Blennerville is named after.

Back on the Ring of Kerry again I headed off into the hills, rallying round the narrow roads, finally stopping on top of one of the mountains where I cooked lunch ‘Bear Grylls’  style.

Heading back to Glenbeigh I stopped at the Kerry Bog Village , another tourist attraction along the way. This is a replica of a typical village showing how people  lived and worked in Ireland  in the 18th-19th century and how they suffered during the Famine and were evicted from their homes.  Many left Ireland for foreign lands never to arrive at their destinations! A very real but horrific part of Irish history.

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