Category Archives: Historical Site

Bullig Bay Loop, Castletownbere, County Cork, Ireland

The weather was glorious yesterday so we decided to make our way to the beach. We chose the shoreline of the Bullig Bay Loop because it is within hiking distance of our home and the trail head is well groomed and … Continue reading

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Pulleen Harbour, A Hidden Jewel at the end of the Road

It’s so great to be back to the Ring of Beara Blog again. So many delays but I’m back on track. We’ve just moved house from beautiful Beal Na Lappa and its splendid vistas to a lovely, bigger home in equally beautiful … Continue reading

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Glebe Graveyard, also known as Killaconenagh or Cill Achadh an Eanaigh

Travelling west, about a kilometre outside of Castletownbere, there is a small road on the right (across from the football pitch) with a sign that reads,” Cill Achadh an Eanaigh, Glebe Graveyard.” This by way meanders a couple of hundred years … Continue reading

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Don’t Blink! You Might Just Miss Lovely Lehanmore!

There are little jewel-like places that dot the highways and by-ways of the Ring of Beara. Each one has something special to offer, it’s just knowing where to look. Lehanmore, Loughane More, An Lochán Mór, County Cork, Ireland….it’s just a … Continue reading

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Caiseal Coillte, Cashelkeelty Stone Circle, Lauragh, County Kerry

Just west of the village of Lauragh in County Kerry (on the R571 road) there is an unassuming car park on the edge of a forest.  Oh! What a forest! It’s quiet and cool, the ground is soft , boggy … Continue reading

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Ardgroom Stone Circle, County Cork, Ireland

There is something so exciting and mysterious about visiting a stone circle. Thankfully we live in an area were there is an abundance of these curious sites, as well as wedge tombs, ring forts, boulder burials and fulachta fiadhs. Romantic … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day Hike to St. Finnian’s Well

We really wanted to start the New Year off with a delightful wander in the sunshine and a quest for a blessing. Although the air was frosty and crisp, we decided a hike to St.Finnian’s well was in order. You … Continue reading

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