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Ring of Kerry, Skellig Ring and Cork City

Today I spent the day driving the Ring of Kerry and Skellig Ring. The landscape was breathtakingly raw with periods of driving rain, showers, mists, and soft sunlight. Here are some photos.

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Here is Skellig Michael just before the mists and clouds completely obscure it.

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Then I found Staigue Fort, which is a rock fort that is almost 100 ft in diameter with the walls over 12 ft thick and up to 24 ft tall in some areas.

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And a panoramic.

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This is about an hour before sunset in Cork City.

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Tomorrow I leave Cork and the southwest of Ireland for Lough Gur (where one of the Tuatha Dragon Clans resides in The Keepers of Eire), the Cliffs of Moher, and the festive town of Doolin.

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July 14, 2014 · 2:04 pm

Leaving Ardmore and Heading to the Drombeg Stone Circle in County Cork

After bidding Adieu to Jeanette, the most excellent host of Duncrone B&B, and presenting her a copy of The Keepers of Eire,

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I stopped at the Round Tower and St. Declan’s Oratory.

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Can you make out a face in the Oratory?

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Check out the thistle and the Ogham Stone.

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Then I was off to County Cork and the Drombeg Stone Circle -my dragons in The Keepers of Eire fly a pattern over the stone circles in order to collect Earth’s magic.

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Now I found my hotel in Cork City and am in need of sustenance.

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July 13, 2014 · 10:36 am

Ireland-May 6

Today I toured St. Declan’s Oratory, the West Gable of Cathedral (contains carved figures depicting biblical stories), the Round Tower & Cathedral.

Then I needed to drive to the Cliff House Hotel car park and walk a path to St. Declan’s Well. In ‘The Keepers of Eire’, Conor and his dragon are murdered in front of the well.

I continued on to Cobh (pronounced Cove), where the Titanic made its last stop from Belfast before it struck an iceberg on Sunday 14 April 1912. The 100 year anniversary is closing in fast.

Driving ever westward, I finally arrived in Cork City only to proceed to get extremely lost and headed out of the city before I knew it. About 20 Km out, I was able to return to the city center and decided to pull into the Travelodge near Cork Airport. I’ll stay the night, then head out (hopefully in the right direction) for Blarney Castle & the Blarney Stone-I need the power of conferring eloquence.

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