That’s it above. Irish Summer in late July.
I should be more specific, though. Co. Kerry/Co. Chiarraí is sticking out into the Atlantic ocean. It gets a lot of weather like this.
Why should you visit Kerry? It’s one of the top tourist spots in Ireland. You’ll also be able to hear the Irish language spoken there. The Gaeltacht is the name for such areas.
The Dingle Peninsula/Corca Dhuibhne
We had some friend visiting from Slovenia, so this was the perfect place to bring them. The Dingle Peninsula features the Conor Pass/An Chonair. You get to do some climbing, like us going up to Pedlar’s lake (above).
At the top of the Conor Pass, is the sign below. Dingle town is twinned with sunnier places:
Dingle/An Daingean/Daingean Uí Chúise
There has been a bit of controversy over what Dingle town should be officially called – whether it should be named in English or in the Irish language. We’ll call Dingle as An Daingean from now on, as we are all about learning the Irish language!
An Daingean is a town on the sea:
Irish Language Around Town
There are lots of Irish Gaelic signs to be seen around An Daingean:
“Gaelainn” above is a different local name for the Irish langauge. The standard name is Gaeilge.
The sticker says:
- “Ag Foghlaim” (Learning)
- “Cúpla Focal” (A couple of words)
- “Seo Leat!” (Here you go!)
Last Tip: Go here and practice your Irish with the barman!
Find O’Flaherty’s/Ua Flaithbheartaigh in An Daingean. There’s lots of spoken Irish to be heard in here. Remember that if you ever intend on visiting Ireland.
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