Everybody knows how beautiful a place Kerry is to visit in the summer time especially when the weather is kind. It can also be truly magical in the winter if the sun comes out. The colours thrown up by the low winter sun can be beautiful.

I spent a few days in Kerry at the end of the year and I hope you enjoy a few of the views that I enjoyed.

The sun setting over the Ship House that overlooks Derrynane Beach

Looking across towards The Beara Peninsula West Cork

Barfinnihy Lake on the road from Sneem to Killarney just before Molls Gap.

The river, slightly frozen, that feeds into the highest of the Killarney lakes in The Black Valley. This is a route that connects Molls Gap with The Gap of Dunloe and is possibly one of the most beautiful and interesting places to visit in Kerry.

A beautiful home situated deep in the Black Valley and even though this photo was taken at noon on the 4th of Jan the winter sun was still hidden by the surrounding mountains.

The lovely fishing village of Portmagee with Valentia Island across the water. There is always a great lunch in the village pub. In summer this is a very busy fishing marina where trips to the Skelligs can also be arranged.

From Portagee if you head over the mountain towards St Finian’s Bay (where you should visit the wonderful Skellig chocolate factory) , just before you reach that lovely surfing beach look out to sea and you will spot Star War’s country in the distance.

I hope that 2017 will be a good year for all of us and my resolution for this year is to take the time to smell the roses and I hope that you will too.

Ted Dwyer Family Business

January 2017