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Stories and Tips County Cork

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Dursey Island and Cable Car

Written by atherts on 08 Jun, 2006

Dursey Island lies at the southwest end of the Beara Peninsula. The island is separated from the mainland by a narrow stretch of water called Dursey Sound, which has a very strong tidal activity. The water swirls in and is quite spectacular to watch. With…Read More


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Finding the Ardgroom Stone Circle on the Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork, Ireland

Written by atherts on 24 Aug, 2004

Leaving Kenmare on the way out to the Beara peninsula, you will have to watch closely for the sign to the stone circle. The road forks to the left at the sign. You’ll probably drive by and have to circle back. There is another fork…Read More


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Beara Peninsula Drive and Castletownbere

Written by atherts on 25 May, 2006

Off to a Sunday morning adventure about a hundred miles from where we’re staying. A bit ambitious since we just arrived in Clonakilty Co. Cork yesterday after a good deal of driving. We’d promised that we’d have dinner with some folks we’d met last year…Read More


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Mizen Head

Written by atherts on 23 May, 2006

We took off for a long drive from Clonakilty to Mizen Head on the Mizen peninsula. We had heard that the view was nice, but had no idea what to expect. We took the long route and traveled through Skibbereen to Baltimore arriving in mid-morning.…Read More


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Baltimore, Co. Cork

Written by atherts on 23 May, 2006

We didn’t really intend to go to Baltimore. It was just on the way to Mizen Head. Not directly, we did have to detour, but what a detour. This should be a primary destination, not an afterthought. My wife saw the signs and said she’d…Read More


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Coppinger's Court

Written by atherts on 06 May, 2006

So here is how the expedition to Coppinger's Court progressed. We had purchased a book a few years ago by Simon Marsden called "In Ruins: The Once Great Houses of Ireland." It contains infrared photos and history of ruined castles, and manor houses in Ireland.…Read More


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Healy Pass, Beara Peninsula Co. Cork

Written by atherts on 08 Jun, 2006

Healy Pass lies just to the east of the town of Castletownbere on the Beara peninsula. It is named after Tim Healy, the first Governor-general of the Irish Free State, who was born in Bantry. The pass cuts through the Caha mountains. A long winding…Read More


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Dursey Island and Cable Car

Written by atherts on 26 May, 2006

Dursey Island lies at the south-west end of the Beara Peninsula. The island is separated from the mainland by a narrow stretch of water called Dursey Sound which has a very strong tidal activity. The water swirls in and is quite spectacular to watch. With…Read More


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Dunboy Castle

Written by atherts on 26 May, 2006

Dunboy Castle was of interest as it was built by the O’Sullivans which is a family name on my wife’s side. The castle lies down a long drive past Puxley Manor West of Castletownbere. We parked and got out and a short walk led to…Read More


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Retired in Ireland: A Cautionary Tale

Written by atherts on 22 May, 2006

Ballyvourney in Co. Cork is a lovely little town on the way to Killarney. We didn’t actually intend to go to Killarney, but traveling in Ireland is like that. You end up where you least expect. We were minding our business, wandering along the countryside…Read More


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