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Dear Luke and Leia,
We are visiting the Dingle Peninsula, to see the beautiful cliffs and beehive huts on Slea Head Drive and to find us an Irish pub or two for a bite to eat. Well, the last one should be easy since – being in Ireland – all the pubs are Irish.
The first thing I realized was the coastline was amazing.
Prehistoric beehive huts
The huts along the Slea Head Drive date to the 12th century. The invading Normans forced the Irish off the good land and out to the Dingle Peninsula.
Those beehive huts are larger inside than they look.
Bunnies, sheep and angry birds
Rugged coastline of Dingle Peninsula
Time to eat
There aren't many places to eat along Slea Head Drive and we weren't sure we would find one until we saw An Bothar Pub. The area is Gaelic-speaking so the radio in the pub was set to a Gaelic station. Even in August the weather can be dismal, and we enjoyed warming up in this pub. “It only rains twice a week in Ireland,” a local told us. “Once for four days and once for three.”
The Town of Dingle
Wikipedia says Dingle is the only town on the peninsula, but that's not strictly true. We stayed at a B&B in Ventry, which is a little hamlet that's even further out on the peninsula than Dingle Town is. Most of the residents have lived there all their lives.
We left the best photo for last so you guys can see the great food you'll get to taste some day. I wish you guys knew how much both of us miss you.
Nana and Pap
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