50 great Irish beaches

Ballinskelligs Bay and Ballinskelligs Castle’s ruin, Kerry, Ireland.
The castle was constructed by the MacCarthy Mórs in the 16th century to protect the bay from pirates and to charge a tariff on incoming trade ships. These Tower houses were built all around the Cork and Kerry coasts by the McCarthy Mór family. Another larger example is Ballycarbery Castle in Cahirsiveen. Caption: The ring of Kerry. Photo source: ©© Michael Warren


Whether you’re looking for family fun, seaside activities or a beach with cinematic associations, check out this round-up of some of the top spots…

Read Full Article, The Irish Times (07-28-2016)