The Ring of Kerry
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Welcome to The Ring of Kerry Blog

This is where we will talk about the nature, history, culture, food, events and wonderful sights and even sounds to be found in this special part of the world. We would like to extend an invitation to you all to contribute an article you think might be interest to our readers. We are looking for original pieces from people who are passionate about their subject matter. It doesn’t have to be long or witty or a contender for the blog awards just interesting and useful to the people visiting or living on The Ring of Kerry.

Best wishes from The Ring of Kerry Team, see you soon!


 

Potato and Wild Leek Soup

Guest post for The Ring of Kerry by Kenmare Foodies, Karen Coakley and Derick McMahon.

I am writing this blog post on my deck as it is bathed in golden sunshine, it is reminding me of happy times that have passed, the welcome warm rays are what we all need after a winter that has brought us so much misery and hardship and wrecked and ruined our beautiful countryside with wave after wave of storms.

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Chocolatier Benoit + Valentine’s Day Recipe

Guest post for The Ring of Kerry by Kenmare Foodies, Karen Coakley and Derick McMahon.

We are very lucky to have worked for the past two years on Kenmare Food Carnival with one of our true Ring of Kerry Artisans, Benoit Lorge of Lorge Chocolatier. Benoit is an award winning Pastry Chef, who creates high quality chocolates for gourmet shops and high class hotels and restaurants. His chocolates are handmade in Bonane, just 5 Km from Kenmare on the Glengarriff road and are distributed nationally.

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100 yr old shipwreck revealed at Rossbeigh

Rossbeigh Storm Damage

January 2014 saw the coasts of Kerry and much of Ireland battered by storms and record high tides. On Rossbeigh strand the partially submerged wreck of the 19th century schooner, The Sunbeam, was dislodged from the sands where it had been resting for over 100 years following it’s shipwreck.

The wooden schooner built in 1860 in Exmouth, England was bought by Richard Kearon of Arklow. She was driven ashore in a storm and wrecked in January 1903 on a voyage bringing a shipment of flour from Kinvara to Cork. There was no loss of life.

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