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Ballybunion, Kerry,

Ballybunion, the most famous seaside resort in North Kerry and is well known for its glorious beaches and panoramic cliff walks.

Ballybunion, the most famous seaside resort in North Kerry is well known for its glorious beaches and panoramic cliff walks. There are breath-taking views out over Loop Head as one walks high up over the cliffs overlooking the Virgin Rock.

The two commonly used beaches in Ballybunion, divided by the cliff atop which stands the ruined castle are "Men's Beach", and "Ladies Beach", given to the fact that men used to bathe on a separate beach from women and children.

The Nun’s Beach, a beautiful beach that is overlooked by an old convent,is accessed only by means of a steep track with the assistance of a rope hand-rail. The sheer cliffs over the beach have a scenic walking path, featuring a blowhole, views of sea stacks and a multitude of wildlife. The blowhole is a natural formation also known as The Nine Daughters Hole. According to local legend, the nine daughters of a local chieftain fell in love with nine invading Vikings, and planned to elope and get married. The chieftain threw his daughters and the Vikings into the blowhole and they drowned.