Kinsale, Ireland. Photograph by Getty Images. SHD TRAVEL MARCH 11 IRELAND.  DO NOT ARCHIVE.

Talk about tall tales

Richard Tulloch heads to County Cork where he finds a swag of expert yarn-spinners with an obvious touch of the blarney.

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Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland.

Wet west's a jaunty test

A few showers, a little mud, lots of mist and great stories — Richard Tulloch soaks up some rugged coastal beauty.

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Point of departure ... local children play in the street in Cobh.

History's harbour

Glenn A. Baker drops anchor in a port that was known for migrants, celebrities and shipping tragedies.

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Grand tour ... the gardens of Bantry House.

At home with the pixies

There's magic in the air as Belinda Jackson tours grand houses and gardens, with some pints in between.

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Land of stories ... Cape Clear.

Talkie walkies

Richard Tulloch hears a hundred Irish stories as he strolls along the West Cork coastline.

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