In June 2015 my girlfriend and I visited our friends in South-West Ireland. We have been to Ireland many times before, in fact this was our 7th time, but it's still a beautiful country to visit. So far we have only visited the County Kerry and County Cork areas, because this is where our friends live. They live just outside of Tralee in Ballyroe (on the road to Ardfert). Nienke is our Dutch friend from college. She moved to Ireland after meeting a Kerry-man. They are now married (we also went to her wedding in 2008) and have two children. During the economic crisis in 2008 Ireland was hit pretty hard, but they manage to lead a happy live in County Kerry.
Usually the weather in this area is pretty bad. Lots of rain and wind which look depressing, but give the surrounding area a rugged feel to it. And the rain and wind actually go well with the landscape.