Eyeries, County Cork, Ireland ( Na hAoraí )

What can I say about Eyeries? It is such a breath of fresh air and sunshine to visit, a beautiful, colourful town away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It overlooks Coulagh Bay and the mouth of the Kenmare River.

I love walking around Eyeries; the area offers so much beauty,and the people are truly friendly. The villagers are proud of their community as the pictures plainly show. (As you can tell, the pictures were taken on a Sunday…the streets were oh-so-quiet)

The movies “Falling for a Dancer” and  “The Purple Taxi” were filmed here. It’s interesting to note that the houses were all painted gray for the Falling for a Dancer film. After the movie had finished shooting the village homes were re-painted in bright colours.

It’s like a jewel or candy box, isn’t it?

I couldn’t resist taking a picture of a couple of little donkeys in a nearby field. They even seemed to be smiling today.

If you need to de-stress, Eyeries is definitely a place that can lighten the heart.


About Susanne Iles

Contemporary symbolist artist, writer,curator,and geek/nerd girl . Interested in photography, mythology, alchemy,ancient history,science,gaming and magic.
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8 Responses to Eyeries, County Cork, Ireland ( Na hAoraí )

  1. wcg says:

    Thanks for the lovely pictures Susan. It’s a beautiful place.I’m struck by the vivid colors of the houses. No muted or drab tones there!

  2. Susanne Iles says:

    Thank you for your kind comments. Eyeries is such a delight to visit. Next time I go I’m hoping to experience some of the traditional Irish music they are known for. (I’ll be sure to bring my camera!)

  3. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful place. I long to visit, but health problems prevent me. These pictures give me a mini vacation. Thank you so much

  4. t.o r.k.m u.r p h.y... says:

    what a wonderful place!.. 🙂

  5. Fabián Fucci says:

    That colorful corridor reminds me of Caminito Street in the neighbourhood of La Boca in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  6. Susanne Iles says:

    The colours are remarkable…thank you for sharing the pictures of Caminoto Street with us. Here’s another view of Caminito on pbase.com for those of you who couldn’t open Fabian’s link.http://www.pbase.com/ticky/image/38299631

  7. Anonymous says:

    Susanne, Thank you for the St. Finnian’s Well narrative, loved it. I lived on the Beara (at Dawros Church/Bridge, near Dromachtai) in 2002 and am returning to attend a Kenmare wedding. I will have a rental car and would very much appreciate a suggestion for an interesting, less known arhaelogical site on the penninsula that I may have missed in 02. Any suggestions?Simonesisimonita@hotmail.com

  8. Anne Murphy says:

    Heaven the Nature

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