Deep Within Rural Ireland
August 30, 2018
This is a photo of a picturesque rushing stream that is deep in the rural mountains of Ireland. The area is known as the Gap of Dunloe. According to locals and internet research, it is also called the Black Valley.
According to Wikipedia (and locals): "The Black Valley in County Kerry, is a remote location in the Macgillycuddy's Reeks situated south of the Gap of Dunloe and north of Moll's Gap. The valley is also part of the Kerry Way, a walkers version of the Ring of Kerry beginning and ending in Killarney.
The valley is also noted for being the last place in Ireland to be connected to the electricity and telephone networks due to its remoteness. The connection happened in 1978, according to a CIÉ Tour Guide."
What I can tell you is that it is VERY remote, hardly any cell service. We saw a lot of people walking on the roads to a gathering at the one local church (I think). The road was only wide enough for one car. We met a few and and to back up, find a place to squeeze over enough for the other car to pass.
I can tell you though, this was the most pristine, stunningly beautiful area I've ever seen. It is actively farmed, lots of sheep. We were careful to respect the land and leave no trace. It was a true honor to have seen this jewel of Ireland.
"Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored." ~ Abraham Lincoln
Thank you for your comments and critiques.
Take the path less traveled today my friends,
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