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Wild & Windy Derrynane

There was a cold wind from the east on Saturday morning last as I walked Derrynane beach.  It was, as always, very spectacular and I have never been disappointed walking there.  Same can’t always be said for walks I have had in other beautiful places when following the small white ball. After the walk I

By | 2018-02-27T16:44:55+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Categories: Travel|0 Comments

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