Welcome To Lee Valley- The Stepping Stones 0Welcome 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.
Welcome to Lee Valley- An Laoi (Gougane Barra) 0The 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-St. Finbarrs Oratory (Gougane Barra) 0St. Finbarrs Oratory (Gougane Barra) The latest edition of our 'Welcome to Lee Valley' series brings us to St. Finbarr's Oratory, probably the smallest church in Ireland and easily in the most beautiful location on the edge of Gougane Barra forest park. St Finbarr St. Finbarr (the patron saint of Cork) founded his most...
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.
Saint Patrick's Day Traditions and Events in Ireland 0
St. Patrick's Day 2022 is here and we have never looked forward to a Paddy's Day as much as this one. On Patrick's Day we celebrate Ireland's Patron Saint and Irish heritage. What better way to kick off Spring than with some green-fueled fun!