Monthly Archives: August 2015

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A Circuit of Ennerdale Water with Father John

7th August 2015

The day after our walk up Great Gable, John and I decided to do an easy walk around Ennerdale Water from the Bowness Knott car park. The walk is about 7 miles long and should take about four hours. We intended to detour off the main track up to Angle…


A walk up Carran from the cottage.

24th August 2015

We have not climbed up Carran (2000ft) for a couple of years, so we decide to climb it via a different route and take in the summit of Knockantooreen too. It is a walk we can do from the cottage, as Carran is the mountain that looms over us. The walk…


Clonmacnoise Monastery, County Offaly.

26th August 2015

Clonmacnoise is a medieval monastery in a remote spot by the River Shannon. It was founded by St. Ciaran in 544 AD, and lays at a crossroads of medieval routes linking all parts of Ireland. Known for its scholarship and piety, it thrived from the 7th…


Garden 2015

1st August 2015

A few photos from our Walney Island garden, most of which used to be part of a field. It is about 300ft long…..Plus a few cat photos too…..and squirrels…. and I certainly can’t leave out the sheep! 🙂 Jo.  …


Glendalough and Dublin.

27th August 2015

The steep wooded slopes of Glendalough in County Wicklow, harbours one of Ireland’s most atmospheric monastic sites. Established by St. Kevin in the 5th century it grew to be quite powerful by the 9th century, but started falling into ruin by 1…


Gleninchaquin Walk

21st August 2015

Fellow bell ringers Anne and Keith had recommended a walk up to the waterfall at Gleninchaquin Park, County Kerry, which they did last September. I thought I had not been here before, but I recognised the waterfall from when we took Brendan’s M…


Great Gable with Father John

6th August 2015

Father John had never walked in Wasdale before, so we decided on a walk up to Great Gable. We had looked over to Great Gable from Green Gable last year, but never had the time to detour over to it. So this year we would devote a whole day to climbing…


Holy Island, Lough Derg, County Clare.

26th August 2015

We decided to take a few days driving back to Dublin. One of our stops was Holy Island on Lough Derg. On a previous Ireland trip we had been to see Station Island on the other Lough Derg in Donegal, known as St. Patrick’s Purgatory. So we thoug…


Ireland Cottage, Family And Other Animals

16th August 2015

Our cottage in County Kerry is at Knockanhua, five miles down a single track lane from Kilgarvan and at an altitude of 850ft. It is at the end of the valley and very isolated. Brendan’s father grew up here. A few walks to follow. Jo.  …


Mizen Head

23rd August 2015

A drive via Bantry to Mizen Head, County Cork, to visit the Signal Station on a beautiful day. Mizen Head has some great views out on a good weather day. The Visitor Centre is well worth a visit. Some of the later photos were taken on my mobile, havi…


Pillar, Scoat Fell, Steeple and Red Pike with Father John

11th August 2015

On Tuesday John and I returned to Wasdale to do the Mosedale Horseshoe, which comprises Pillar (2927ft), Scoat Fell (2760ft), Steeple (2687ft) and Red Pike (2707ft). Some people add Kirk Fell and Yewbarrow to either end of the walk, but not us. Ten m…


Place Fell with Father John

13th August 2015

Thursday was due to be a warm and sunny day, so John and I decided to do a walk up to Place Fell from Patterdale returning via the Ullswater Lakeside Path. The walk would be about eight and a half miles long, but on good paths and it would be gentler…