In today’s installment of Pub Talk’s Countdown to St. Patty’s Day, we take you to County Kerry on the west coast of Ireland to show you some of the Emerald Isle’s more tropical scenery.
I loved this photograph from the moment I took it. Believe it or not, I was trying just to photograph the Guinness Bar sign. It wasn’t until after looking at the photo on the screen did I realize there were palm trees! I had to look up and ask the folks around me if they really were palm trees. After looking at me a bit strange they said yes, and these are not the only palm trees I would find in Ireland.
The photo was taken outside the Red Fox Inn, which is part of the Kerry Bog Village. Located just outside the town of Kilorglin along the Ring of Kerry, a breathtaking road winding along the southwest coast, the Village is a historical site which recreates rural Ireland of the 18th century. But like any good tourist destination in Ireland, and any worthy stop along a well travelled thoroughfare, it also has watering hole. (And palm trees!)
by Dave McBride