One of my favorite things about traveling in Ireland is the wonderful towns and villages. You come around the bend, and presto! A whole town of brightly painted buildings with shops, pubs and groceries to explore. This is Portmagee, a great little town in Kerry that we used as our home base for 3 weeks. Portmagee is the place to catch a boat tour out to the Skelligs, has some great little pubs/cafes, and a tiny but efficiently stocked grocery.
We would walk down to the village some days, buy some groceries, and the kids would undoubtedly get a “99”, a delectable soft ice cream cone with a Flake bar stuck in the top for the walk home. By the end of the three weeks, we felt like it was a home away from home, and we were sad to see it fade in our rear-view mirrors.
Enjoy your little village today; big or small. Slainte, Lisa