Visit Ireland | Ireland Vacations

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Ballinskelligs | 0 comments

Visit Ireland

People from all over the world visit Ireland every year; there is no denying that our little country is one of the most beautiful on the planet! The other morning, in the beginning of October, I decided to go for a drive around my local area in Ballinskelligs. After my drive, I realised one thing: many times in our lives we take the beauty of the place we were born and reared for granted. But that particular morning it struck me: where we live is undoubtedly painted by God himself! It is also no surprise that people from different corners of the world visit Ireland and specifically us, in Ballinskelligs.

So let me take you on my short trip around Ballinskelligs and describe why you should visit Ireland. I hope the people who have left our area also enjoy this short drive with me, while the video conjures up some happy memories of Ballinskelligs.I started taking the first shots at the top of Raheen, looking down on the world’s famous Valentia Island and west to wonderful Portmagee. To the east of where I stand, you will see Renard point and Cahirciveen in the distance, with Conac na d’tobar looming in the background.


Now let’s go down Fermoyle and down through Emlagh and let’s walk Rinnrua. Rinnrua looks fantastic irrespective of weather or time of year; it truly has many different coats but always is a place of real beauty with the wonderful Atlantic rolling, crashing or sneaking in depending on what season it is.


Now that I have filled my lungs with the freshest air on earth, I’m going to visit Dungean, which is where we, at Goggins Trips and Tours, have our accommodation. I’m not going to stop, as I want to take more images of Ballinskelligs to inspire you to visit Ireland. Within a few minutes, I pull into the car park at Ballinskelligs beach, a blue flag beach, perfect to relax and pass your summer days with us in Ballinskelligs.


Now that you have seen this idyllic beach and the McCarthy Castle in the distance, let us go to Reen pier. It is here that the fishing boats and tour boats set out to fish or take you to the mystical Skelligs. After taking a few shots here, I want to sneak out the Glen.



As I drive to the  Glen, you see the beautiful landscapes of Ballinskelligs, Waterville and Caherdaniel in the distance behind me. I am on my way down into the Glen, where I find the Skelligs Rock waiting and protecting us; out to my left, as I meander to the Glen pier, I relax and enjoy a coffee, while soaking up one of the most peaceful places this earth has to offer.It is here I have decided to finish my images for today.


I hope you have enjoyed travelling with me and I hope I have inspired you to visit Ireland and us, at Goggin’s Trips and Tours.

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