Tag Archives: West Cork

New Year’s Day 2012 – Walk to the top of Lough Hyne Forest (Knockomagh Wood Nature Reserve)

On New Year’s Day, after relaxing by the fire all week, too many chocolates and lots of tasty treats, we decided that we would start the year as we meant to go on and walk to the top of Lough … Continue reading

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August 2011 – Summer Evenings at Rosscarbery

This summer when the work was done we headed off to the beach. We are creatures of habit and our favourite evening haunt was Rosscarbery.  It was the allure of fish and chips from Rocs, sand and all that won … Continue reading

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Apr 2011 – Easter walk to Barlogue Pier, Lough Hyne

This Easter we had family to stay in the cottages and the sun shone and shone. We had lots of day trips: Bantry House; the English Market in Cork City; and Schull harbour. But the best day of all was … Continue reading

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Aug 2010 – Beach bags, packed lunches, ferry rides & Sherkin Island

Each year as August rolls on there’s a day when I suddenly realise that summer is almost at an end and from that day onwards we take every opportunity to head off to the beach – Tralispeen if we only … Continue reading

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Jun 2010 – Killer Whales

This really is one of the driest years I can remember – the duck pond has dried up, we are having to water the garden most nights and have the blinds permanently drawn in the greenhouse to prevent the young … Continue reading

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Apr 2010 – April Showers

On Easter Sunday there certainly were April showers, but between the showers the sun shone and we decided to pack a picnic and head off to Clonakilty, first to Lisselan Gardens for an Easter egg hunt and then on to … Continue reading

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