Roaming the Emerald Isle
If Ireland is the Emerald Isle, then counties Kerry and Cork are surely its crowning jewels. With landmark sites like the Killarney National Park and the famed Ring of Kerry, there is plenty to check off one’s bucket list, but off the beaten path there is much more to be explored. For outdoor and cultural enthusiasts alike, the region is a paradise: the otherworldly beauty of Kerry’s rugged landscapes are complemented by its fascinating ancient sites and charming coastal villages; while Cork’s lesser-visited peninsulas, Beara and Sheep’s Head, rival the natural attributes of their neighbours to the north without all the crowds. Ireland’s “second city”, Cork, is arguably the country’s most vibrant with a thriving foodie scene, arts scene and all of the snug pubs and traditional music one would expect. Authenticity abounds so grab a pint and hold on!