The Beautiful Kingdom

Take a grand tour of Kerry and discover its people, landscape and wildlife – from the lush pastures of the North to the tranquil lakes of Killarney, from the other-worldly Skellig Islands to the serenity of the Blaskets and the rainbows and snow-capped mountains of Macgillycuddy's Reeks.

Paperback: €16.99
Paperback: 160 pages
Size:250x216 mm
ISBN: 9781788493673

The Kingdom of Kerry is both a visitor’s and a photographer’s delight. Everywhere you turn, in every season, there’s a feast for the eyes, from magnificent sunsets to huge Atlantic waves to the bare trees of winter. Discover miles and miles of beaches, rugged peninsulas, inlets and cliffs, as well as mountains, lakes, sheep and wild goats. The soft rains produce an abundance of flora, like bog cotton and fuchsia, while the lush, sweet grass is perfect for Kerry’s famous dairy farming. The towns, like Killarney and Tralee, are lively and welcoming, and the people are proud of all things Kerry, from their Gaelic footballers to their writers and artists. In summer, festivals abound, like the Puck Fair in Killorglin, Listowel Writers’ Festival or the Rose of Tralee, while locals and visitors alike also enjoy great fishing, regattas and GAA.

John Wesson celebrates Kerry’s people and lifestyle, its moods and its magnificence. Come and explore this phenomenal natural wilderness, nestled on the Atlantic’s edge. Here there is room to be alone … but never lonely.


John Wesson

John is based between England and County Kerry, Ireland, with much of his work focused upon the land and seascapes of the emerald isle. John's subject matter is much varied, preferring inspiring locations and original subjects to the contemporary, often clichéd images seen. His quest for unique images has lead him into every corner of Kerry, from the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Skelligs, to some of its oldest abandoned buildings. Thanks to this quest he has found himself in some truly singular situations, such as the private mass held by Franciscan friars on Skellig Michael.

John's work can be seen online at, and is displayed in exhibitions and outlets across the County.

if it was a country it would be a world icon and the images on these pages reflect why

Travel Xtra

beautiful – the kind of coffee table book you keep returning to … delights on every page … a great stocking filler with Christmas on the horizon

Kerry’s Eye

a visual feast … Wesson has been visiting Kerry to take pictures for 30 years … his enthusiasm for the county and its people shines through on every page of his book

Evening Echo

as good as any mindfulness course as it transports you to locations of immense beauty in a second … it’s a stunner

Sunday World


Marty in the Morning, Lyric FM

distractingly beautiful photos in this book by John Wesson

The Gloss
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