Off we went to drive the Ring. Today was my least planned day of the trip. I figured we'd just stop at the sites that jumped out at us...I wanted it to be a calm, scenic day....Well turns out the weather wanted otherwise. We headed counterclockwise on the Ring, and rain began to drizzle down and stayed that way until mid afternoon. Our first stop was Ballycarberry Castle, built in the 1500s. When mom and I pulled up we were the only ones there and were able to soak it in, but shortly thereafter several cars pulled in and it began to rain a little stronger. Mom, being the adventurous one, climbed up the tower.
Near the church is an entrance to Killarney National Park so we headed into it to walk further. Shortly inside the gate was a sign saying Ross Castle was 2.7 kilometers, so mom suggested we walk it. I'm in! By the time we got to Ross Castle, the sun was setting...let me say the pictures I got on my iphone (didn't take my Nikon with me) don't even do it justice.
Tomorrow we venture the hour drive to Cork but will be stopping at Blarney and Barryscourt Castles. Weather should hopefully be better than today!