With only a night’s stop in Killarney we decided to check out its well known National Park by horse and cart, a popular means to travel through the expansive land.

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As I’ve said before, I am a sucker for vast amounts of greenery because I come from Western Australia which has very little rainfall each year and consequently means there’s not a lot of opportunity to see lush landscapes.

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Ross Castle

So scenes like this make me extremely happy since Killarney’s National Park is full of such views.

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Most of us couldn’t understand a single word our ‘driver’ was saying since his accent was so thick, but luckily our friend Dave was able to decipher some of his language so he acted as translator.

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Pretty sure this meant Guinness is good for you!

One of the best places I ate in all of Ireland had to be a pub in Killarney called O’Donoghue’s.

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Our waitress was so attentive and unbelievably kind, she whipped around that entire place doing every role there is in a bar – she was amazing!

I ordered clam chowder, my friends had a thai curry and baked potatoes (too massive to possibly finish entirely) .

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The serving sizes were generous and everything was delicious.

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Lastly what I loved about this town was its brutal honesty.

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Because why claim five if it isn’t true?

And the disregard for any concrete timings. Gotta love it.

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About an hour from Killarney is Blarney Castle, home of the infamous Blarney Stone.

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If you kiss the said stone it is believed it will give you the gift of the gab, which is why thousands of tourists flock to see it.

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I definitely wouldn’t say it is a must do site but the grounds surrounding the castle are quite lovely and I enjoyed them despite the drizzle!

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