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April Showers, Rainbows, Lambs and Flowers

The thing I love about Spring in Ireland is that it bursts forth in a flurry of romantic, spring-time cliches. Misty, soft, rain? Check. Rainbows? Check. Frolicking lambs? Check. Flowers? But of course…. Throw in a pheasant crowing at the … Continue reading

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Snow! Beara Wearing some Wintry Frosting

While the rest of Ireland has been digging themselves out for a week or more, the Beara peninsula has remained a little pocket of green. We happily enjoyed our bright skies and clear roads, until this morning that is.We woke … Continue reading

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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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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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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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