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Welcome to Lee Valley- An Laoi (Gougane Barra)

Welcome to Lee Valley- An Laoi (Gougane Barra) 0

The fourth part of our 'Welcome to Lee Valley' series is based in 'An Laoi'. This is the source of the River Lee, in the hills above the forest of Gougane Barra. A beautiful area full of lush greenery tucked away on the edge of the Shehy mountains, Gougane Barra and 'An Laoi' mark the beginning of the Lee Valley...
Welcome To Lee Valley- The Stepping Stones

Welcome To Lee Valley- The Stepping Stones 0

Welcome to Lee Valley! This is the first part of a series of blog posts featuring our locality 'The Lee Valley' here in West Cork, Ireland. The Lee Valley is a broad and beautiful area situated in the heart of Cork. It extends from the Derrynasaggart Mountains on the Cork/Kerry border to Cork Harbour.
Perfect Irish Gifts

Perfect Irish Gifts 0

At Lee Valley Ireland we have come up with a list of the best Irish Gifts to give a loved one.  No matter what the occasion, you will be spoilt for choice.  If you're looking for that something unique and special from the Emerald Isle look no further..
An Crannóg - Mehigan's Island

An Crannóg - Mehigan's Island 0

Loch Allua is a small lake but here lies an archaeological curiosity - a little island encampment dating to medieval times or before, it was reached via a submerged causeway, known only to its defenders.
The Irish Cottage

The Irish Cottage 0

The Irish Cottage.

The Traditional Irish Cottage

The Traditional Irish Cottage 0

The Traditional Irish Cottage.

We are all familiar with postcards from Ireland. The pictures on these postcards are pictures of sheep, donkeys, green fields, castles, cliffs or cottages. A case can be made for the uniqueness of the green fields of Ireland. but let’s face it, cliffs are cliffs and animals are animals.  On the other hand the traditional Irish cottage is the one image that is always associated with Ireland.