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19 things that would make you very proud to be from Kerry

From the Railway Tavern, to the best Facebook admin in the west.

KERRY IS GETTING a bad press this morning. It’s time to set the record straight.

1. First, just look at this.

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2. Then think about Banna Strand at sunset is actually one of the most beautiful places on earth

Source: Travels with a dog and a Camera :)

3. Can you think of a better ice cream than Murphys in Dingle? Can you? Just try for a minute.

If you ever come to Dingle town, try Murphys ice cream! So good!

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Yeah you can get it in Dublin too. Does it taste the same though?

4. OK. Now remind yourself that possibly nowhere other than Kerry could this righteous notice exist

5. Not to mention this one.

Source: @aaronandleana

6. Recall that a pint in Mike O’Neill’s Railway Tavern in Camp is a genuinely wonderful experience

Source: The Railway Tavern Bar

7. Or Freddie’s in Caherdaniel.

Motor cycle diarys ... Back to see an old friend #Freddy

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8. Let’s just take a moment for the fact that Kerry has a festival which involves catching a goat, getting a girl to kiss the goat, hoisting the goat up in the air for three days, and then everyone in the town going on the batter.

Source: Puck Fair

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9. Kerry is a land of heroes. It has The Gooch.

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

10. It has Weeshie

Source: Dermot O'Shea/YouTube

11. And it has the guy who looks after Facebook for Burger King Tralee.

Source: @Shane_86

Yes:

12. Kerry has Slea Head and Clogher Strand, one of the few places in the country you could describe as genuinely breathtaking

Source: Denis Moynihan

Source: Barbara Walsh Photography

13. It has the surf at Inch

Source: Travels with a dog and a Camera :)

14. It has, well, the Ring of Kerry. Which is pretty much all phenomenal.

Source: Tony Webster

15. And it has some of the best seafood you will eat anywhere, ever

Fresh Fesh🌊

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16. Plus one of the best tapas restaurants in the country? Not a bother.

Tapas Thursday 🙌☺️🍷 #irishbloggers #lblogger #food #igersireland #ireland #spain

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Actually Killorglin’s food scene is all pretty amazing. Try Jack’s Coastguard Restaurant, Nick’s Seafood, or Giovannelli’s for Italian.

17. There’s also the small matter of Ireland’s best (and possibly littlest) music festival.

Source: Other Voices

18. There’s this interview with Ireland’s oldest drover, which will forever be one of the most wonderful things on the internet

Source: Irish Examiner/YouTube

19. And finally, there’s Munster Final day in Killarney.

Mup the Kingdom.

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