Then we visited Mizen Head, the southernmost point in Ireland, before heading towards Bantry. In Bantry there is Bantry House and Gardens and the French Armada Centre. From Bantry, we drove to Glengarriff and Adrigole before crossing Healy Pass.
Although the weather was typically Irish, intermittent showers and cloudy, there was some breathtaking scenery across the Caha Mountains that divide Cork from Kerry. After the mountain pass, we drove to the town of Kenmare, which was founded in 1670 by Sir William Petty.
We checked into The Rose Garden B&B (recommended, excellent value and a great breakfast) before heading out for dinner. Kenmare has a incredible choice of restaurants for a small town.