Video: Alone with the Past at St. Brendan’s Oratory

(Warning: There’s an amazing leprechaun scene in this clip.)

I’ve been visiting the Dingle Peninsula for more than 30 years. With a new guide (Colm of Dingle Slea Head Tours), I learned of a new sight: St. Brendan’s Oratory. Dingle Peninsula is like an open-air archaeological museum. Imagine monks here, deep in the Dark Ages — over a thousand years ago — stacking these stones.

Anyone can be alone with wonders of the past…but you’ve got to get out and make it happen.

This is Day 69 of my “100 Days in Europe” series. As I travel with Rick Steves’ Europe Tours, research my guidebooks, and make new TV shows, I’m reporting on my experiences across Europe. Still to come: England, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, and more. Thanks for joining me here on my blog and via Facebook.