It’s been a couple of weeks since Stag and I roamed through Ireland, and I am already itching to go back. By the end of the trip, I had convinced Stag that we should take a month off from work,
rent buy a house along the Ring of Kerry mountains and work on our creative pursuits. For me, it’s the novel I’ve been writing in my head forever, and for him, to complete the video game he’s been designing for years. So all that, or be sheep farmers. Either or.
Our favourite travelling day was definitely when we drove the entire Ring of Kerry. I can’t even tell you how gorgeous it is, and sadly, my pictures do not do this landscape justice (okay, I admit, that’s most likely not the camera’s fault but mine). We began the day driving from Limerick and followed the signs for the Wild Atlantic Way; you can’t miss these big blue signs, with a WAW written prominently across it.
As it was a sunny Saturday, I expected the roads to be filled and our views obstructed. To our huge delight, the drive was empty, and we ended up having windings roads all to ourselves for most of the journey. With our Irish and Celtic music playing the whole way (fun fact: I love traditional Irish music and modern takes on classic songs), it was like a magical adventure where the whole world was ours.
Half way through our journey, we veered off the path to visit Ballycarbery Castle, a 16th century ruined fortress nestled between water on one side and farmland on the other. Ivy and creepers crawl down the sides of the castle in the most beautiful and haunting way. There isn’t much history to learn about the castle, but it’s worth the stop just for the breathtakingly gorgeous backdrop. Naturally, because blogger, Stag and I used this location to do a quick style shoot.
What I’m Wearing
| Jumper: H&M | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Boots: M&S | Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs (old) |
I mentioned before how H&M are really on point with their sweater/jumper collections this year. I’ve already bought a few (okay, a million), and this one is the coziest of the bunch. I barely needed a coat with this jumper on, which is a feat considering how windy Ireland can be near the coast. I lived in this jumper most of the trip, with my trusted skinny jeans and H&M boots (sorry for ALWAYS wearing these boots guys).
After we left Ballycarbery, we stopped over for a late lunch at Qc’s Townhouse & Seafood Restaurant in Cahersiveen, a quaint town just a few minute’s drive away near Valentia Island. If you’re driving the Ring of Kerry, this is a great place to stop for a bowl of hot Valentia seafood chowder and a Guinness. YUM.
By the end of the trip, we had listened to 4 different versions of Whisky in the Jar about 12 times. Stag
wanted to kill me loved it.