Tag Archives: irish countryside

St.Finnian’s Well, Castletownbere, County Cork Ireland

A few evenings ago we were hunting for a holy well and finally discovered it at the end of an old farm track, at the top of a grassy knoll. The area surrounding the well is an ancient ritual site … Continue reading

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Hunting for a Holy Well

I’ve been spending some time exploring the maps at Archaeology.ie and happily discovered an ancient holy well, enclosure, and ritual site very close to my home. The site was within walking distance and the evening was warm, bright and calm … Continue reading

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Early Spring in the Beara Peninsula

I missed you! I’ve not been blogging lately as we were in the process of moving to a farmhouse here on the Beara Peninsula. Although our cottage in Droum Woods was definitely cozy, we just needed some extra room for our … 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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Bere Island, County Cork, Ireland

From my front window I have a view of Bere Island, a rugged yet peaceful looking place, steeped in history. It’s intimately enshrouded with weather, wearing the sun’s rays like jewels some mornings, the soft mist as a wrap around … Continue reading

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Driving in Ireland

In Ireland one drives on the left hand side of the road, and the cars are right hand drive. Although the highway infrastructure is improving it is important to note that many roads are single lane and have rough surfaces. … Continue reading

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