Tag Archives: Cork

Timoleague – Mystical Ruin on the Sea

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Along the road between Kinsale and Clonakilty, near Courtmacsherry is the village of Timoleague which is dominated by the great seaside abbey ruin, a remnant of a 13th century Franciscan Friary.  The abbey is built on the site of a … Continue reading

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Adding an Optional Day of Fishing to Thin Places Tour

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Dan Burgoyne has decided to lead a deep sea excursion off the coast of Kinsale on the third day of the tour – Wednesday, May 15th. This is slated as a FREE DAY. Fishing, and Whale Watching will be one … Continue reading

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Drombeg Stone Circle – County Cork

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The area in southwest Ireland – West Cork and much of Kerry – has  over 100 prehistoric stone circles.  What was the purpose of these circles and how were they used?  One can only speculate.  Reading the seasons, sacred worship, … Continue reading

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St. Gobnait’s Holy Well – Ballyvourney

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In the early 6th century when Gobnait fled her home in County Clare, she went to Inis Oírr. We don’t know why she fled, only that she believed she would find refuge in the Aran Islands. Legend states that an … Continue reading

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Skibbereen Famine Cemetery – a thin place

Skibbereen was a hub of commerce in southern Ireland during the nineteenth century, with the River Ilen flowing through the town ending at the Baltimore Harbour near the Atlantic Ocean.  But Skibbereen is perhaps most famous for its association with … Continue reading

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