August 2007

Dingle Peninsula
The Celtic Sea, Beehive Huts & Galorus Oratory in County Kerry

Everything is made of stone in Ireland but this is over the top!

The fascinating Beehive Huts of Ireland. These have been found all over the country. A man sitting in a small trailer collected 2 euro per person for entry into the back of his farm to see these. The flyer he gave us said that these were built in the Early Christian Period and inhabited from ancient times to 1200 AD.

Inside a Beehive Hut.

This is the view from the huts.

A seagull and I exchanging a look as we drive by. Note how close we are to the rock wall.

This gives you an idea of how narrow these roads are. You can just barely see the other side of the road on the right hand side.

Looking down from a seaside viewing area.

A road sign one should pay attention to!

And another!

Craig standing on the ledge disregarding the sign!

The Galarus Oratory, a stone church built by early Christians sometime between the seventh and twelfth centuries.

Never mind the geek in the doorway; notice the tight contstruction of the stones. This structure was built entirely without mortar and is still completely watertight.

Craig disregarding the signs again and standing on another precipice. He's such a rebel.

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