Perched on the edge of the wild Atlantic, the warmth of windswept County Kerry comes from the locals.
Ireland’s remote south-west corner is unlikely ever to be described as tranquil, gentle or sedate. Rather, it’s a wild and rugged land with a rich and turbulent history that spans millennia. Over those years, often in the face of adversity and always at the mercy of the weather, the residents have honed a certain character. Put simply, they see the funny side of everything. It’s a survival instinct.
Rob Grant is a freelance writer, specialising in travel, culture and business. He is a member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers and is based in San Francisco, California.