In the south and the southwest of the central plain, red sandstone mountains rise up, stretching up to Kerry County with its Carrantuohill 1,041m high. Lakes and shredded coasts line the region which is one of the most beautiful and most visited in the country. Since the Irish climate is capricious, it is in spring (May to June) and autumn (September to October) that you can enjoy the most sunshine without bumping into the countless tourists who visit the country in the summer.
The Blasket Islands, located in County Kerry, are in fact red sandstone rocks emerging from the Atlantic, two miles from the western tip© Michael Walsh / age fotostock;
One of the many very deep coves along Kerry's jagged coast© iStockphoto.com / CeriJonesPhotography
The summits of Kerry's bare mountains emerge from the fog in this beautiful photo© Peter Zoeller / age fotostock;
County Kerry has numerous, often small, waterfalls© Michael Walsh / age fotostock;
A beautiful view of one of the lakes of County Kerry© Michael Walsh / age fotostock;