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The Kerry Mountains

Farming and ranching are still of great importance in County Kerry, where the land dedicated to these activities extends down to the jagged coastline.

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The red sandstone mountains. Ireland
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The red sandstone mountains.

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 red sandstone mountains.

The red sandstone mountains. , Kerry's red sandstone mountains , Ireland
Kerry's red sandstone mountains

The Blasket Islands, located in County Kerry, are in fact red sandstone rocks emerging from the Atlantic, two miles from the western tip

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The Kerry coast, The red sandstone mountains., Landscapes, Ireland
The Kerry coast

One of the many very deep coves along Kerry's jagged coast

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The red sandstone mountains. , The Kerry Mountains , Ireland
The Kerry Mountains

The summits of Kerry's bare mountains emerge from the fog in this beautiful photo

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The red sandstone mountains. , Waterfalls in Kerry , Ireland
Waterfalls in Kerry

County Kerry has numerous, often small, waterfalls

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The red sandstone mountains. , The lakes, Kerry , Ireland
The lakes, Kerry

A beautiful view of one of the lakes of County Kerry

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