04 Mar 2014 11 Comments
Glengarriff is a very beautiful little village in West Cork, from here you can take a ferry out to Seal Island and Garnish Island, and on the way the guides will point out Maureen O’Hara’s house to you, as she has spent many years living nearby and was an active member of the local community. Garnish Island is not inhabited, but has beautifully laid out gardens and trees that were planted over 100 years ago, and has a martello tower dating back to the 1800s, as well as some very rare and exotic plants, which all flourish in this sheltered spot.
Last Sunday we travelled to Barley Lake, just outside Glengarriff, this is a glacial lake at the top of a hill, and from the lake there is a stream (more like a fast flowing river at the moment) that flows down to meet the Glengarriff river, and then on to the sea. Sunday was not a particularly sunny day, so the scenery was not at its best, but I am sure you will agree it is still a very beautiful spot.
03 Mar 2014 11 Comments
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02 Mar 2014 2 Comments
This ladybird is trying to camoflauge herself in the greenery!
Red is a colour that always stands out, especially on a door, it says to me ‘Welcome, come on in’ What do you think?
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01 Mar 2014 13 Comments
01 Mar 2014 6 Comments
The old house above in the older part of Cork City, has fallen into disrepair and has lots of slates missing, so I would imagine that the owners have long since abandoned the house, especially in winter, when the wind is howling down through the roof.
The second picture is of the ruins of an old cottage in the middle of Curragh Woods, This old cottage has a well nearby where the occupants would have had running water, but the only way in to the cottage would have been to climb up through the woods from the main road. The people who lived there used to work on the neighbouring farms, but in the days before electricity it would have been a cold dreary place in winter, though there was no shortgage of firewood to keep them warm.
01 Mar 2014 5 Comments
Many parts of Ireland have very old ruins, of castles, grand houses, or old thatched cottages. No matter where you travel to, youare sure to come across something ancient.
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