Monthly Archives: September 2014

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A Circuit of Devoke Water via Six Outlying Fells

19th September 2014

Having had a cold and then a sinus infection I hadn’t felt much like walking up mountains since my return from Ireland, but today was the last of the recent good weather, so I thought I’d best get off my backside and go and walk up a few…

A Walk Around Gougane Barra

2nd September 2014

One sunny afternoon we decided to take a trip to Gougane Barra in County Cork. We were last there a couple of years ago when we did the Pilgrimage Walk on Gougane Sunday, the Feast Day of St. Finbarr, which starts just below our cottage in Knockanuha…

A Walk From Knockanuha to Deesert and Cummeen, County Kerry.

4th September 2014

Today we were walking down into the valley to Deesert, to the house that belonged to Brendan’s Great Grandmother, and the house where his father was born. Sadly the house is now abandoned and going to ruin, mainly because of its isolation and l…

Bere Island, County Cork.

3rd September 2014

Bere Island lies at the entrance to the magnificent Bantry Bay and guards the deep water harbour of Berehaven, in West Cork, in the South West of Ireland. The island is just 2kms offshore from the town of Castletownbere, the largest white fishing por…

Ireland: Cottages, Castles, Churches and Gaelic Football

3rd September 2014

A few excursions here and there. Jo. …

Mount Brandon, County Kerry 2014

1st September 2014

It had rained for most of the first week we were in Kerry, so on the first day when it was not going to rain and the clouds were above the summits, we drove to the Dingle Peninsula to climb Mount Brandon (3127ft), the highest mountain in Ireland outs…