We drove another 45 minutes, working our way around the mountain and back down into the Town of Dingle. We had about an hour for lunch before we needed to head out for the hour drive to meet the Ferry that would save us over two hours of driving time.
After lunch in Dingle, we drove northeast through the green countryside and small towns to the town of Tarbert, where we crossed the Shannon estuary onboard the Shannon Ferry.
The town of Ennis and the Old Ground Hotel Ennis, where we had overnight reservations were about another hour away. A former manor house located in the medieval town of Ennis, County Clare, the hotel dates back to the 18th century. We had dinner in the bar, now crowded with several large bus loads of other tourists . . . traveling is back in style!