Heading up the N71 from Kenmare we passed through Killarney National Park, beloved of Victorians and elderly American tourists. We made the obligatory stop at Ladies View:
And a non-obligatory stop at an unnamed pullout by a glassy lake:
We walked around Torc Waterfall:
And strolled through the gardens around Muckross House, where little patches of Picturesque Nature are tidily corralled between expanses of formal park.
Then we fended off the circling jarveys and hoofed it over to Muckross Abbey, Thackeray’s “bijou”:
Somehow I felt that I didn’t admire the Killarney sights quite as much as I should, but I appreciated these not particularly wild wildflowers.