Monday, July 4, 2011

Ballyheigue Revisited

Just back from a week in Ballyheigue, (Co. Kerry) with Anne and the kids. Sunshine, sand and stunning scenery, I can't believe it's nearly four years since I was there last.

Ballyheigue beach has got to be one of the most beautiful in the country. It goes on for miles, morphing into Banna strand and continuing on to Fenit. I have taken lots of photos so there should be some new Kerry paintings appearing by the end of the summer!

In the meantime here is one from 2009 called Autumn Tides Ballyheigue which is available as a limited edition print.

A special word of congratulations to Kerry county council for the investment they have made in the children's playgrounds in the county. What a pleasant surprise to find such high quality, clean, safe and fun playgrounds everywhere we went - Fenit, Ardfert, Banna, Dingle and Ballyheigue itself - all tried and tested by two very discerning three and a half year olds! And let's not forget the new playgrounds for the grown ups - the new marinas in Dingle and Fenit.

Fenit, just outside Tralee, was particularly beautiful on the day we visited. This photo of the light house rock at Fenit was taken in the evening light. Expect a painting of it soon :)

If you haven't been to Kerry for a while, or at all, then it really is somewhere to add to your wish list. I can't wait to go back!

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