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Welcome to West Cork -St. Finbarrs Oratory (Gougane Barra)

Welcome to West Cork -St. Finbarrs Oratory (Gougane Barra) 0

St. 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...
Saint Patrick's Day Traditions and Events in 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!

Have yourself a very Irish Christmas

Have yourself a very Irish Christmas 0

From Christmas swims in freezing waters to comforting hot whiskies by the fire, Ireland’s Christmas traditions range from historic to eccentric.
Ireland does Christmas a little bit differently to the rest of the world. We’ve put together some very Irish traditions that’ll get you into the Christmas spirit.
Lee Valley Ireland welcomes the Daniel Corkery Summer School

Lee Valley Ireland welcomes the Daniel Corkery Summer School 0

 It was our pleasure to host Wyndham Tsai in the Lee Valley Ireland hospitality centre last night. 

Dublin based cellist Wyndham Tsai performed on behalf of the Daniel Corkery Summer School, an annual event organised by Joe Creedon here in Inchigeelagh, West Cork. Big thank you to Joe Creedon, owner of Creedons Hotel, for organising this wonderful yearly international gathering.