The coastal rock formations were just amazing, and being a photographer, I couldn’t put my camera down. These low lying rock formations, pavements, areas that seemed to be cobbled, the great masses of pavement stone broken up by strips of white pebbles. A background of the calm Shannon River, tones of blue and green in colour with a backdrop of the mountains of northern Kerry. Clear blue skies with a scatter of white fluffy clouds added to the clarity and a pallet of pure colours.
I met a couple with their young family on holiday from Germany. Their young kids were exploring the rocks and had gathered a few Limpet shells. I said to her “isn’t that beautiful”. She replied, “yes, we love this sense of freedom and the un-disturbed nature. It is stunning.”
Kept along the coast road always heading north. Came across a sandy bay, College Strand. The tide was out and a number of oyster pots were exposed along the shore and a man collecting “Winkles”. These shellfish only thrive in clean, un-polluted waters. Further on, on the other side of the bay is “Glasheen Beach” A small beach with steep rock faces left and right. Stayed a while before setting off for Kilkee Cliffs.
Well, these cliffs were the icing on the cake!
These impressive cliffs, some rising 214 meters (712 feet) above the Atlantic Ocean. Access to the cliffs are an easy walk with grass hiking trails working their way along the cliff tops. It’s free as well! The area is as natural as you can imagine, un-spoilt by mass tourism and a space where you can relax and enjoy the wild Atlantic seas, and the wild nature that survive along these mighty cliffs.