Friday, March 18, 2011

Kilburn House, Inch Beach, and Dingle

It is hard to believe, but by this point we had only been in Ireland a week and a day. If you have been reading my posts it probably felt like a lot longer, but alas, we were flying through Ireland. Our entire trip was 3 weeks long, I still have a lot of posting to do! It has taken me this long and we are only a week in!!

So the next stop on our trip was the area around the Ring of Kerry. The night before we tackled that, we decided to head out to the town of Dingle. We had heard that they had great lobster there, so I was all for that. I love my lobster.

So we first pulled into our B&B where we were going to be staying for a couple of nights. It was called the Kilburn House B&B. This was such a nice little place to stay. Our family room was quite cramped, but all in all, it was a lovely little place. It had a wonderful breakfast room and the owners put out an amazing spread. For breakfast they would also make the most wonderful omelets. The owners also have 2 kids so there was a slide for Sarah and Lauren to play on and the sweetest little dog for us to play with. His name was Bailey he was such a highlight of the trip. Especially for the girls. He was so fun to come home to every night and he loved to play. So sweet. We really wished we could have taken him with us. This hotel was a great location as far as it being so central to get to the Ring of Kerry, Dingle, and Killarney.

Bailey dog :)

Once we had checked in it was time to head out to Dingle. On the way there you pass Inch beach. This is such a beautiful beach and it was so nice to get out and walk around. The girls loved checking out the small shells and little crabs. It was a bit chilly, but really a pretty spot. It is nestled in Dingle Bay between Dingle Peninsula and the northern coast of the Ring of Kerry. It is known to be in the movies "Ryan's Daughter" and "The Playboy of the Western World". (Neither of which I have seen). If you plan to visit, I found this place that looks like it might be a great place to stay: Inch Beach - Beach House and Cottages

So once we left the beach we headed on to Dingle. What a gorgeous drive this was. It was later in the day and it was sort of cloudy, but the sun was peeking through, it was just heavenly. Dingle was a charming little sea town. Lots of pretty boats, tons of cute shops, lots of pubs, and great restaurants. The one we ate was called Fenton's. I highly recommend this place.

This is what I had for dinner:

Starter: Mussels- To die for, could drink the sauce they were in like it was a soup!
Main Course: Lobster- this was my 2nd lobster of the trip and it required a bit more work to get to the meat. So yummy!

Dessert: Bourbon marinated blackberries served over ice cream...enough said.

We only spent one evening in Dingle, but I would go back and stay at least a full day. Such a great little town!

Gorgeous flowers and homes

Cute as can be dresses in little dress shop!

Shhh...don't tell Bailey, but we were loving this dog too!

Sunset at Inch Beach on our drive back from Dingle

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