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Memories of cousin Dermot

Last month we arranged a holiday in Portugal and to meet up with my cousin Dermot we booked a few days in Armacao de Pera, a little seaside town close to the village of Pera where Dermot lived. There is a wonderful Portuguese sandy beach close by where the local fishermen drive their boats straight

By | 2017-09-26T12:13:47+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Travel|2 Comments

Visit to the Algarve

We made a trip to the Algarve last week primarily to visit my cousin Dermot Staveacre who lives in the village of Pera. We spent a few days in the fishing village of Armacao de Pera which is on the beach where the men from Pera land their fish. Local fishermen relaxing in the sun

By | 2017-06-01T16:16:16+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Categories: Travel|0 Comments

The Village of Sneem

The quiet village of Sneem on the Ring of Kerry between Kenmare and Waterville is well worth a visit. A new hotel was built there in recent years and with that hotel and the wonderful hotel in nearby Parknasilla the area has really good accommodation in great locations. We visited the hotel at Sneem recently

By | 2017-09-26T12:14:31+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: Travel|0 Comments

Scariff Island

Last Saturday the weather was calm and peaceful in Kerry and as our son Owen and his wife Marina had some Australian friends staying with them for the weekend Owen decided to book a boat trip with Des O Shea from the Wave Crest to see if we could spot some whales and dolphins. We

By | 2017-09-26T12:16:11+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Categories: Travel|0 Comments

Winter magic in Kerry

Everybody knows how beautiful a place Kerry is to visit in the summer time especially when the weather is kind. It can also be truly magical in the winter if the sun comes out. The colours thrown up by the low winter sun can be beautiful. I spent a few days in Kerry at the

By | 2017-09-26T12:27:45+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Categories: Travel|0 Comments

Climate Change

The one thing that was always noticeable on the Canary Island of Lanzarote was the total lack of any vegetation. The Island always appeared to be just bare volcanic rock This year however things are quite different and looking across from The Old town of Porto Del Carmen towards Porto Colero the greenness of the

By | 2017-09-26T12:29:44+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Categories: Travel|0 Comments