Travel Writing by Cory Hanson

Posts in category County Kerry

Five Destinations in County Kerry

The Skelligs Bray Head Valentia Island County Kerry Ireland

One of Ireland’s most-visited counties — for very good reason — is “The Kingdom” of Kerry. Dotted with historic towns and villages, Ireland’s highest mountain range, and some of the best coastal scenery anywhere in the world, Kerry should be near the top of your Ireland wish list. Killarney National Park For many, the charming town of […]


The Changing Moods of Valentia Island

The Skelligs Bray Head Valentia Island County Kerry Ireland

I’ve had some time to rest after the surprisingly strenuous climb of Mullaghmore in the Burren yesterday. The four of us — my brother, his two friends, and myself — are now at the very tippy tip of the Iveragh Peninsula, home of the famed Ring of Kerry. But we’re decidedly off the beaten track now; […]


The Best Hiking Trails in Killarney

The Gap of Dunloe Killarney Kerry Ireland

  The small town of Killarney in southwest Ireland is more than just the subject of a cheesy Christmas song; it is one of Ireland’s best hubs from which to launch your Irish outdoor adventures — and I don’t just mean a bus tour around the Ring of Kerry. True, this day-long loop of the nearby Iveragh […]


Review – Killarney Brewing Company

Taps at Killarney Brewing Kerry Ireland

  “It’s all about the process,” my new friend Padraig tells us. He lets a handful of roasted grains run through his fingers and passes the jar along for all of us to have a sniff. I do as instructed, and pick up the dark-caramel-bordering-on-chocolate characteristic of grains of this roast. It’s nice. Padraig continues, […]


Ireland’s Most Beautiful Drives as Selected by the Irish

The Vote Ireland's Most Beautiful Drives

  Planning a visit to Ireland? Looking to get out of the noise, grit, and grime of the city? Want to see some of the world’s most stunning, jaw-dropping, are-you-kidding-me-with-this wild, natural scenery? On the beautiful little green island of Ireland, knockout drives are never far away, and easier to find and explore than you […]


The Rugged Ring of Kerry

Valentia Island

  In the southwest corner of Ireland, the rocky, wild Iveragh Peninsula holds its own against Atlantic waves and storms, creating a landscape and a coastline seemingly ripped from a fairytale. Moss-covered forests, cascading waterfalls, craggy beaches, mysterious islands, and the highest mountain peaks in Ireland all await adventurous travelers on this peninsula. A world-famous […]


Ireland’s Beautiful Dingle Peninsula

Hill Walk from Dingle

  Tucked away in Ireland’s southwest corner, near the equally beautiful but maybe more famous Ring of Kerry, is the Dingle Peninsula. Though small and out of the way, this rocky peninsula offers a look at some of the best natural and cultural treasures in Ireland, largely unspoiled by big cities and tourist crowds. Dingle […]


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