Cycling in Killarney

Sunshine again! Happy days. Another chance to ride our bikes. This time we turn right out of the campsite along the Kerry Way towards Killarney.

River Flesk

Our first stop is Killarney House and Gardens which we cycle around. There’s a beautiful avenue of cherry trees in full bloom, a formal garden and amazing views of the Macgillycuddy Reeks mountains.

Killarney House on the right. The original house was demolished, the second one burnt down and this is the stable block!

Onto St Mary’s Cathedral which was built between 1842 and 1855 but it looks like it could have been yesterday. Inside is lovely but supposedly controversially very different to the original as it was ‘reordered’ in 1975. I think it’s rather beautiful. We light a candle in thanks and buy one as a souvenir to take home. Decide not to take the pioneer pledge!

Opposite the cathedral we cycle back into the national park and follow the circular trail that provides us lovely views of the countryside and Lough Leane. We stop at Ross Castle too. The sun is shining and it’s lovely to be outside.

A passing Jaunting Car
Ross Castle

Back to the van for sandwiches sitting outside in the sunshine. It’s a bit windy sitting still, so we don’t last too long.

It’s fish for dinner and a movie. A lovely final day in Killarney as we move tomorrow.

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