Sad news --
The end of an era:
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Barney McKenna's funeral will be Monday in Co. Meath: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0407/1224314499034.html
Thought I would mention that -- AFTER having eaten lunch in Skibbereen, on Sunday, 22 April --- we drove past The Church and discovered that it has been rebuilt!!!!
It isn't the cheapest place in town for food -- but it may very well be the best.
Itallian Chauffeur wrote:Thought I would mention that -- AFTER having eaten lunch in Skibbereen, on Sunday, 22 April --- we drove past The Church and discovered that it has been rebuilt!!!! HAPPY DANCE!! It isn't the cheapest place in town for food -- but it may very well be the best.Bob -- Edited by Itallian Chauffeur on Thursday 17th of May 2012 06:39:46 PM
-- Edited by Itallian Chauffeur on Thursday 17th of May 2012 06:39:46 PM
Good to know- thanks Bob
Roy -- Hopefully, some of my Trip Report info will be of use to you this summer.
Have you thought about driving from Youghall to Midleton and taking the TRAIN into Cork or Cobh?? If you pre-book and buy online, tickets can be had for as little as 10 Euro per person, each way.
Bob- thanks for the suggestion. According to the Irish Rail website, these tickets aren't available online. Any ideas?
You can only purchase them 28 days out -- and they are 'First Come First Served'. You CAN specify pick up at station, which is what I did, for my Dublin Trip...
They issue you a printable reservation number and you enter that into the kiosk machine, or give it to the counter clerk on the day of travel to receive your actual tickets.
Hope that helps --
For those that are traveling NEXT week:
Too early to Panic, but it might do well to keep aware of this ....
We leave Oct 2nd - landing on the morning of the 3rd. Here's hoping its resolved by then!
Two rules for Ireland, Take your time & bring a sense of humour
And the Update News says, "Never Mind" ...
Siptu has withdrawn its Industrial Action plans ...
Under the heading of, "How Bizarre" : http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/41673/mysterious+stranding+on+irish+beach+involved+up+to+50000+starfish/
Bob, mo chara,
Perhaps they've come early .... for the gathering
And as a Iread the article.. a song lyric plays over and over again in my head:
But the stars that we reached. Were just starfish on the beach ...
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Not really NEWS, but interesting, never-the-less. I've been there (near Kanturk).
Funny, scary, sad, but true ...
Comments might be offensive to some ...
Ireland's Biggest Pothole Revisited
No, MINE was in East Cork, but I suspect that it was almost as big!
Mine actually ate TWO -- and bent the front alloy rim ---
Ended up costing me 350 Euro
Wow! A guy fell off Slieve League 300 meters down and survived!! http://tinyurl.com/adeqgaq
I wonder where on the Sliabh he was?...as most of it has a rudimentary fencing to keep such things from happening....not that a good wind gust wouldn't push ya through...Very lucky lad!
True enough...same as the Cliffs of Moher...though someone said they now have a guard at the step over stile...and they aren't letting people out on the cliff trail there
The "fence" isn't much in the way of a deterrent...not much more than horse fence in between poles.... but that is the draw of the Sliabh...it isn't over developed ...it is wild and rugged...and I pray that doesn't change any time soon...
The threat to the Aran islands Air service has been averted, at least until August. http://www.galwaynews.ie/29611-ocuiv-says-immediate-threat-aran-island-air-service-lifted
That is good news, mo chara! We are considering in by air and out by Ferry this trip out in May. That way we can get a few aerial shots