Barley Lake, Glengarriff


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.

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  1. nigel borrington
    Mar 04, 2014 @ 18:51:49

    Great Post Joan , I love this part of Ireland 🙂

    Thank you

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  2. Roy McCarthy
    Mar 04, 2014 @ 20:26:52

    West Cork, love it! I’d feel cheated Joan if it wasn’t a soft day there 🙂

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  3. The Silver Voice
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 06:16:39

    Despite the lack of sun there is beautiful light in the pictures – nature and a good photographer working and in hand! I had to check the sky to see that there was none! Another delightful record of our beautiful landscape!

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  4. Livonne
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 07:55:17

    Simply beautiful. I arrive in London next monday morning.. and will be in Ireland on Friday.. Not sure yet when we’ll get down to your neck of the woods.. but we’re definitely getting there 🙂

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  5. KerryCan
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 10:27:43

    I agree that these photos are lovely even though the sun wasn’t shining–I think maybe they’re prettier this way! Looks like a fine walk.

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