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Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork April 12th 2017

Raheny is a small village about 15 miles north of Dublin. It has a population of about 3000 but its location to Dublin via train, which is about 3 mins from our B&B, and the village of Howth could provide some advantages such as reasonable rent and access to hiking along the coast. Yesterday, Kathy and I hiked around Raheny including the coastal area along North Bull Island. Between North Bull Island and St Annes park, we were able to get in about 15 miles. St Annes park was simply amazing for a small village. It is about half the size of Central Park in NYC yet borders the coast making it a simply wonderful place to hike. My dogs were howling. After a tour around the village to check out the amenities, we had dinner ... read more
Paul's Market
The Garnish B&B
Downtown Cork

Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork August 10th 2016

Best part of our stay in Cork was visiting the Blarney Castle in well the town of Blarney. They did a very good job and had more stuff to do other than just visit the castle. We kissed the stone and gained elegancy and went walking through the gardens. We decided to be thrifty and walk to Blarney. Its a one and a half hour walk outside of Cork (one way). Enjoy the pictures.... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork July 24th 2016

Afslapning Jeg ankom til Cork hen på eftermiddagen. Jeg gik direkte mod mit hostel. Receptionen lå i deres bar, hvilket var lidt interessant. Jeg ved ikke hvorfor, men jeg ender altid på den øverste etage eller det føles i hvert fald sådan. Jeg savner Eas rygsæk SÅ meget!! Det er ti gange lettere at rejse med rygsæk end med kuffert. Det var et meget lille værelse, men jeg skulle jo hellere ikke tilbringe hele min tid på værelset. Jeg boede på værelse med to amerikanere og en franskmand. De var alle sammen rigtig søde. De to amerikanere Anna og Gretchen foreslog, at jeg kunne spise på The Sun of a Bun, så det gjorde jeg. Det fortrød jeg overhovedet ikke! Jeg fik en lækker veggie burger og en skøn øl til. Efter hovedretten fik jeg en ... read more
St. Mary og St. Anne's Katedral
St. Mary og St. Anne's Katedral

Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork July 2nd 2016

Geo: 51.8979, -8.47111The morning started with beautiful sunny weather. Our first outing was to the annual meeting of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, but on the way we stopped off at the Coffee House for a quick breakfast. It's the nearest place to get food, but we hadn't gone in before saving it for when we might be rushed or too tired to go farther. As it turned out, the coffee and croissants were delicious. We should have tried it sooner. The conference took place in St. Peters church on North Main taking about twenty minutes to walk there. We went, although the speakers did not seem to be particularly pertinent to Phil's research, because Lorna had insisted that we go paying for our ten euro registration fee. Phil did find the information about advertising ... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork July 1st 2016

Geo: 51.8979, -8.47111This morning Philip left early again for the conference. He had a lunch meeting scheduled with one of the professional genealogists for one-on-one discussion and help with his research so we didn't plan to meet up until late in the afternoon.I did laundry again then went exploring the old city some more. I bought some t-shirts—one at the English market and 2 at the UCC student bookshop. I was able to visit the Boole Library, too, although Lorna had said that she didn't think they would let us in since it is only for students. There are no regular classes going on now, so not very many people were in the library. It seemed small for a university of its size, and they use Dewey which surprised me. Not very many universities in the ... read more
UCC Motto
Honan Chapel at UCC
Head of Adult Continuing Education at UCC

Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork June 30th 2016

Geo: 51.8979, -8.47111Yesterday, Phil went to class in the morning then we both went on the group field trip in the afternoon. The trip was to Cobh (pronounced Cove) and Midleton. We started with a thirty-minute drive to the Cobh Heritage Centre, and there received a welcome from the centre's administrator who gave us a brief orientation to the centre and some historical background on the town. Cobh was the last port of the Titanic and the exhibition does a good job of describing what it would have been like to be a passenger on the ship. With your admission ticket, you are assigned an actual person's story to follow throughout the exhibition. You might be rich or poor, male or female, traveler or crew, but each person's journey is described and their outcomes after they ... read more
Cobh, County Cork
Guide at the Jameson Experience
Whiskey Tasting

Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork June 28th 2016

Geo: 51.8979, -8.47111Phil went back to class early and I slept in. When I was up, I found two of the maids working downstairs and asked them about using the washing machine. The one I saw and talked to first didn't understand English, but the other one stepped in and explained how to use the machines. The dryer was pretty simple and like the ones at home, but the controls on the washer were very different. I was almost finished with the laundry by the time Phil got home for lunch. We walked down to the Serendipity Café. For dinner, we ate at a little hamburger and pizza place on the corner nearest to the apartment and the eastern gate of the university. We saw Angie from England and Davina from New Zealand there, and they ... read more
View Out the Back of the Flat
Boole Library
University College Cork

Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork June 27th 2016

Geo: 51.8979, -8.47111Philip and I both went to the workshop today. Registration was the first item on the agenda and I wanted to be there for it. I sat through the morning lectures, too, although it was often hard to understand the speakers. I haven't acclimated to the Irish lilt yet. It looks like there are thirty to forty participants in the workshop, and Lorna who is the coordinator also introduced some of the speakers and a few volunteers who will help throughout the week. She made a point of trying to get everyone talking to each other and said that Philip and I shouldn't sit together but spread out to meet others.We ate lunch in the student canteen down the hall from the lecture room. It was boring, but also cheap. Later we got on ... read more
St. Mary's Collegiate Church
St. Mary's Collegiate Church
View from the Gate of St. Mary's Collegiate Church

Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork June 26th 2016

Geo: 51.8979, -8.47111We had our last breakfast in Kinsale and checked out of the hotel about 11:30. We hadn't moved the car since arriving on Thursday and got in to drive it back to the airport. We won't need a car while we are in Cork. During planning for the trip, I thought we'd do more touring around Kinsale while we were there, but we were content to walk to the sights nearby and skip the ones farther away.On the way back to Cork, we stopped in the village of Riverstick for a photo op in front of Allen's Bar and Lounge. I had seen it on the Google map photos before we left home and wanted to see it in person. It wasn't open then and did not have hours posted so we just took ... read more
Allens Bar and Lounge
Proud University
University College Cork

Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork June 23rd 2016

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