Category Archives: Myth

Cuas Pier Caves, Near Ardgroom, County Cork, Ireland

  One of the things that visitors to Ireland often comment about is how difficult it can be to find sacred sites, archaeological points of interest, or even special places in the local landscape. Many people remark on how surprised … 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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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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Stories of Heaven and Hell on the Glengarriff Road to Castletownbere

Driving  back home late one afternoon from Glengarriff (Gleann Garbh in Irish, meaning “Rough glen”) we happened upon another Marian Shrine tucked into the hillside.When I stepped out of the car I could hear the familiar sound of running water. … 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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Princess Beara, Unveiling her Memorial Stone

Firstly, I would like to take the time to thank all of you who were concerned about my absence from the blog. The last several weeks have been incredibly busy (dizzying)! Art, business commitments, creative pursuits, and serious family health … Continue reading

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September Brings Fairy Winds

The fields this morning captured the sunlight with waving silver and golden tips. I opened the bedroom window and took a picture trying to capture the interplay of light and hill, reed and sky, yearning to show you what the … Continue reading

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