Category Archives: Allihies

Happy Easter to All!

  Hope this beautiful weekend finds you all happy and healthy. It’s been a busy couple of months as I am re-vamping my blogs and website. The Ring of Beara Blog will continue on a less sporadic schedule; I’ll be traveling … Continue reading

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Children of Lir Mythical Site, Allihies, County Cork, Ireland

Just outside the lovely seaside village of Allihies is a small sacred site dedicated to the Children of Lir.(Clann Lir) Their lives are celebrated in their ancient story,one of the three sorrows of Irish storytelling. The following sign will direct … Continue reading

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Allihies and Ballydonegan Bay

  As mentioned in my previous blog entry, Allihies Copper Mining, Allihies not only offers tales rich in history but is also a welcoming town with a beautiful beach and interesting people. The jewel of Allihies is its beautiful beach. … Continue reading

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Allihies Copper Mining, County Cork, Ireland

Ah, beautiful Allihies! I was going to make one blog entry about Allihies, but it is turning out to be impossible.This little seaside village has so many personalities it’s difficult to know where to start. The town is lovely and … Continue reading

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Climbing Knockgour (Cnocura) Mountain, County Cork, Ireland

The decision to hike up Cnocura Mountain  (pronounced locally as Conna-Coora) (481 m in height) was inspired by my curiosity about a battle described by Liam O’Dwyer in his book, “Beara in Irish History”. According to O’Dwyer a fierce battle … Continue reading

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Irish Guard Rails

This post has been migrated to: http://www.susanneiles.com/journeys/irish-guard-rails….a new website with more information and photographs.  Please stop by the new website for a visit!There is something wonderful about exploring the Irish countryside, each twist and turn brings a surprise. These two ladies … Continue reading

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An Irish Traffic Jam

 It was a beautiful day for touring the Irish countryside. The sun peeked out from behind the clouds off and on, keeping the day bright and comfortable. During the summertime, driving Irish roads can be maniacal but the traffic today … Continue reading

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