The Emerald Isle

roads out of Killarney, and the way to every lake, every tourist site, every view becomes a slow-moving trek: it is much more agreeable to think about hiring a horse-drawn caravan in Tralee and take off at a gentle pace to discover the Dingle Peninsula. It is easy to feel you have gone back in time. This is partly due to the remoteness and peace of the place and partly because the peninsula west of Dingle town is 237 The Emerald Isle O’Connell (1775–1847) is often refered to as the “Liberator” he was an Irish political leader in the first half of the 19th century. He was born at Carhan House near Cahersiveen in County Kerry. He campaigned for Catholic emancipation, including the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament. He was the first Catholic to be elected to the British Houses of Parliament. DANIEL O'CONNELL OPPOSITE: Beautiful Inch Strand lies on Daingean Bay on the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry. Despite its name it is approximately four miles (6km) long. It is popular for all kinds of activities including water sports, horse riding, walking, and kite flying to name but a few. BELOW: The ivy covered ruins of Carhan House, birthplace of Irish politician Daniel O’Connell, “The Liberator.” The house lies overgrown and abandoned. Carhan House is near Caherciveen, County Kerry.

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