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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.
Welcome to Lee Valley- Johnny Timmy Johnny's Museum

Welcome to Lee Valley- Johnny Timmy Johnny's Museum 0

The second part of our 'Welcome To Lee Valley' series, brings us to our local museum 'Johnny Timmy Johnny's'...

The museum is located in Inchigeela village, Cork, Ireland and revives memories of times past for people visiting the area.

Down the Lee Valley

Down the Lee Valley 0

Join us on our tour of the Lee Valley in County Cork, Ireland and visit us in the home of Irish Country
Clothing, since 1986. Further to our Blog Series 'Welcome to Lee Valley',
our latest video will take you on a journey to some of our
favorite local locations.  
Irish Flat Cap

Irish Flat Cap 0

The Irish Flat Cap

I think everyone will have a memory or an image that comes to mind when we think of the Flat Cap., in fact there is probably one in most houses in Ireland.

An Irish Flat Cap is traditionally a rounded wool cap with a stiff brim at the front. Modern flat caps can be made of cotton, tweed or leather. The origins of the flat cap lie with 14th century Ireland yet there are some sources that claim the cap was worn before that in England, which we may dispute here in Ireland as it is a part of our history too much not to have originated from here. People in Scotland and Southern Italy wore a similar style cap, although they referred to it as a bonnet.

Welcome to Lee Valley-The Gearagh

Welcome to Lee Valley-The Gearagh 0

The third part of our 'Welcome to Lee Valley' series is based in 'The Gearagh', which is a submerged glacial plain and nature reserve based in the Upper Lee Valley..

This wonderful area is the only ancient post glacial alluvial forest in Western Europe. The Gearagh gets it's name for 'An Gaoire' the wooden river.

Famous Fans of Aran

Famous Fans of Aran 0

The Aran Sweater has attracted quite a celebrity following over the years.  From Irish to International stardom, you can see what makes this style of sweater so appealing - it's intricate stitching, traditional style, warm quality, and amazing history.