From there we passed the Inch Strand and stopped for pictures a couple of times of the beautiful landscape,
before continuing to the Blasket Island Centre. This small Island was home to roughly 200 people in the early 1900s, but had been evacuated at the resident's requests by 1950.
The townspeople spoke Irish (Gaelic) as their first language, and have now become an important part of Irish literature because they wrote books about their lives on the island in Irish.
From the center, we traveled to Dingle Town, a small harbor town, for lunch.
We decided to get lunch in a pub--since I was in one of the two real fishing towns in Ireland (remember, fishing hasn't really been a big part of the Irish diet, even though they have an abundance of it in rivers/lakes/oceans). I had a bowl of the local chowder, which was very yummy.
After plenty of pictures, we were back on the bus
and on our way back to Killarney. It was still early afternoon, so we wandered around town looking into the many shops.
I might have bought myself something as a splurge. We had an early dinner with the group (the last included dinner)
before wandering again and listening to some fun street music until it started to hail.