Travel Writing by Cory Hanson

Posts tagged Western Ireland

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 […]


Scenes from Cong and Connemara

The Connemara Coast

  On Ireland’s Wild West coast—north of the Dingle Peninsula, Ring of Kerry, and the Cliffs of Moher—traditional Irish culture and a very special landscape await the adventurous…or at least those with a car and a day to spare. From Galway, a well-known loop takes you through Ireland’s Connemara region. The boggy hills and lakes […]


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 […]


The Cliffs of Moher Trail

The Cliffs of Moher

  More than seven hundred feet above the crashing Atlantic, and often shrouded in thick mist, the Cliffs of Moher have long been one of Ireland’s most captivating natural landmarks. Stretching for more than five miles along Ireland’s west coast, these sheer cliffs create a stunning backdrop, and have been used in a number of […]


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