Monthly Archives: July 2012

Dingle to the Burren – 19th July 2012

A good dinner last night in a small restaurant that specialised in matching beers to courses, and a good nights sleep in a central and very comfortable B&B.  This morning we had time for an explore of Dingle or a … Continue reading

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Colour in a Cloudy Climate

I have always enjoyed those posters often found in Irish themed pubs which show scores of front doors or house fronts taken in Ireland.  They are always brightly coloured.  Of course we use bright colours on our many render-finished houses … Continue reading

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The western tip of Europe, CAMRA’s roots and a small brewery

We visited the very end of the Dingle peninsula to see the Blasket Islands and walk out as far west as we chose.  Then passed a pub called Krugers who probably wouldn’t thank me for saying it was the lack … Continue reading

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The Tale of Deageoch, an Irish Giant

Now, you’ll have heard about the Kerry Giant, and the tale of Finn McCool is well known to you, I’m sure, but you may not have heard the story of Deageoch .  This giant didn’t restrict himself to Kerry or … Continue reading

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Dingle Brewery, via a Saint, the South Pole and a Beach

I have not made mention of eating so far, but there was hardly a time when eating was not possible, and breakfast at the Gresham Hotel in Cork was no exception.  Normally I make do with porage or meusli, or something … Continue reading

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Cashel, Eight Degrees and Franciscan Well

In the morning we motored past the first of many Anglo-Norman Tower Houses of the 14th or 15th century.  They represent yet another period of occupation of Ireland and seemed to me to be fascinating lumps of history, but our … Continue reading

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The entire Irish Journey in wool

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