Kerry and Cork

Name of walk Kerry and Cork
Date of walk 2013-08-04

A few of the highlights from our week in Kerry.

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One day we did the round trip down to Dursey Island passing through colourful Eyeries

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A colourful piece of modern stained glass from St. Kentigern's church, the jet plane is the age clue!

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Best not get too near the edge!

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All the maps are still in Ireland with Brendan, and I have no recollection of what this place is called. But have found the exact place on google maps, but it gives no name for the village. It is inbetween Coomeen and North Allihees.

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The cable car over to Dursey Island.

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On the Sunday was the Kilgarvan Show. Brendan had entered his Blackcurrant Jam. Emer (Maureen and Steve's daughter) with PJ, Baby Steven and Paddy (not the dog).

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Our first glimpse of Steven.

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Judging the Suffolks. TJ (Maureen and Steve's son) is the steward on the right.

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Suffolk Rams.

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A mean looking Beltex

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Little ones!

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But he is really tiny!

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Where most of Kilgarvan Village are.....Kerry are playing in the GAA cup semi-finals ....they win!

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Big dog finalists.

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Best dressed dog competition.

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Hello Sailor!

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Just bung him in a Kerry football shirt....he's bound to win!

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One for the girls!

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Aw Bless!

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PJ and Brendan. Maureen is in yellow behind, stewarding the horse competitions. I've just noticed that baby Steven is also wearing a Kerry shirt!

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Brendan won the 3rd prize trophy for his Blackcurrant jam. Another trophy for the cottage mantlepiece. One of my watercolour prints is hung above the fireplace. One of Styhead Tarn in Borrowdale.

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I am flying from Cork to Manchester in the evening so we decide to spend the day in the city. The statue is of Father Matthew responsible for the Temperance Movement in Ireland.

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St. Fin Barre's Anglican Cathedral (1870).

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I can't remember the last time I was charged to enter a church. Five Euros! Cheek! Nice cathedral though.

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Moses and the fiery serpent......Moses has been given horns as a result of a mistranslation from The Torah. Ha! Should be a ray of light effect. D'oh!

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Represents the first 7 days.

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We then drove to Cobh. We watched thousands of coloured balls being rolled down the steep street below. It is the Barrack Hill Ball Roll. I pity the fella who has to pick them all up again!

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We then visit the Catholic St. Coleman's Cathedral. Cobh was

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Cobh was the last pick up point for The Titanic.

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Looking back to St. Coleman's.

I fly back to Manchester and Brendan will return in another week.

Jo

 

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