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    Photos from Kerry

    Post by 3rdforum on Mon 9 Apr 2012 - 21:09

    My Dad's house


    View from front garden. This is Carrantouhill, Ireland's tallest peak.




    Another from the front garden



    Dinner wandering around back garden one evening




    Power Walking



    This is called Rossbeigh beach near the village of Glenbeigh on the Ring of Kerry




    I drove up the side of the mountain to get a photo of the beach from up high. I decided to take a little walk and the next thing I knew I was at the bottom and had to go all the way back up again. If you look carefully, you'll see my van parked near the top


    This is the view from the top







    We drove out the road a little bit and got these photos. The islands in the distance are called the Blasket Islands


    This is Dingle Bay



    This is Killorglin, the town where my dad's house is. It is home to the famous "Puck Fair". The photos below explain a bit about it.

    This is the old railway bridge. The line closed in 1960.


    The river "Luane" that flows through Killorglin



    "Puck Fair" is held every August. It will attract 250000 visitors over the 3 days from all over the world. The "Puck" is a wild goat captured off the mountains every year. He will be the "king" of the fair. The photos below explain a little more










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    Re: Photos from Kerry

    Post by Mcqueen on Mon 9 Apr 2012 - 21:13

    Wow that looks a great place Dermot, Couldnt see a Asian friend shop though, bit of a drive to get something,
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    Post by Mermaid on Mon 9 Apr 2012 - 21:17

    looks a lovely place. Love your dad's house and the view he has



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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Mon 9 Apr 2012 - 21:20

    Nice photos D, but all that water and not a single boat. Are they taxed too? August the 12th, Scottish thing goes on, more violent though.



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    Re: Photos from Kerry

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 9 Apr 2012 - 21:27

    Great photos Dermo! And you got the weather! Looked brilliant. King Puck plaque...what's the Irish? "King of the hill something..?"



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    Re: Photos from Kerry

    Post by Gypsy on Mon 9 Apr 2012 - 21:32

    Mermaid wrote:looks a lovely place. Love your dad's house and the view he has

    I thought that Mermaid maybe we could go and look after him for a week, cook his dinner and enjoy the view.

    Seriously D fab photos.
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    Post by Mermaid on Mon 9 Apr 2012 - 21:35

    Gypsy wrote:
    Mermaid wrote:looks a lovely place. Love your dad's house and the view he has

    I thought that Mermaid maybe we could go and look after him for a week, cook his dinner and enjoy the view.

    Seriously D fab photos.




    That sounds great Gypsy



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    Re: Photos from Kerry

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 9 Apr 2012 - 21:38

    Perfectspecimen wrote:Nice photos D, but all that water and not a single boat. Are they taxed too? August the 12th, Scottish thing goes on, more violent though.

    All them posh twats blasting away on the 12th. That pheasant is safer in Kerry than Scotland on that date!



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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 9 Apr 2012 - 21:41

    Meant to ask Dermo, is "Fungi" dead? He was in Dingle Bay for a lot of years. Oh! And I seem to remember when I was in Kerry there were thousands of fuschia hedges. When do those start flowering?



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    Post by 3rdforum on Mon 9 Apr 2012 - 21:44

    Mcqueen wrote:Wow that looks a great place Dermot, Couldnt see a Asian friend shop though, bit of a drive to get something,

    No ethnics whatsoever. The nearest mosque is 70 miles away. In fact, I didn't see any coloured people whatsoever in the 9 days there. ( Not even a traveller!

    Mermaid wrote:looks a lovely place. Love your dad's house and the view he has

    Thanks Mermaid, I kinda take it for granted I'm afraid

    Perfectspecimen wrote:Nice photos D, but all that water and not a single boat. Are they taxed too? August the 12th, Scottish thing goes on, more violent though.

    Plenty of trawlers Vince, feck all marinas. The nearest yachting club would be Tralee about 20 miles away.

    The Lone Ranger wrote:Great photos Dermo! And you got the weather! Looked brilliant. King Puck plaque...what's the Irish? "King of the hill something..?"

    The "Puck" is the alpha male goat Cam. It comes from "pocán" which is Irish for a "billy goat" ( apparently)

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    Mermaid wrote:looks a lovely place. Love your dad's house and the view he has

    I thought that Mermaid maybe we could go and look after him for a week, cook his dinner and enjoy the view.

    Seriously D fab photos.

    My dad would love that!!






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    Post by 3rdforum on Mon 9 Apr 2012 - 21:49

    The Lone Ranger wrote:Meant to ask Dermo, is "Fungi" dead? He was in Dingle Bay for a lot of years. Oh! And I seem to remember when I was in Kerry there were thousands of fuschia hedges. When do those start flowering?

    Fungi is still alive Cam, though I'm suspicious that the locals have replaced the original one to keep the tourists coming in! The fuschias will start flowering late May/early June as far as I can remember though it might be early this year considering the exceptionally mild winter we had over here. Its some sight travelling mile after mile with those hedges either side of the road






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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 9 Apr 2012 - 21:49

    3rdforum wrote:

    The "Puck" is the alpha male goat Cam. It comes from "pocán" which is Irish for a "billy goat" ( apparently)


    Nah, I meant the Irish at the bottom of the plaque "Ri na gcnoc go deo", first 3 words look like "king of the hill"?



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    Post by 3rdforum on Mon 9 Apr 2012 - 21:50

    Oops. Yep you're right, it means "King of the hill/mountain forever"






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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 9 Apr 2012 - 21:52

    3rdforum wrote:
    The Lone Ranger wrote:Meant to ask Dermo, is "Fungi" dead? He was in Dingle Bay for a lot of years. Oh! And I seem to remember when I was in Kerry there were thousands of fuschia hedges. When do those start flowering?

    Fungi is still alive Cam, though I'm suspicious that the locals have replaced the original one to keep the tourists coming in! The fuschias will start flowering late May/early June as far as I can remember though it might be early this year considering the exceptionally mild winter we had over here. Its some sight travelling mile after mile with those hedges either side of the road
    Those hedges will always stay with me, beautiful they were. We have to buy them feckin' things!




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    Post by 3rdforum on Mon 9 Apr 2012 - 21:56

    My feckin new camera went on the blink on Saturday. 3 feckin weeks and it packs in. Going to chance getting a replacement cos this was the first camera I actually could understand.






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    Post by 3rdforum on Mon 9 Apr 2012 - 21:59

    I took 10 cuttings about 4 years ago and just stuck them in some compost. I now have 8 big fuschia plants that survived two of the worst winters we had on record. I can send you a few cuttings if you want.






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    3rdforum wrote:My feckin new camera went on the blink on Saturday. 3 feckin weeks and it packs in. Going to chance getting a replacement cos this was the first camera I actually could understand.

    Nae luck pal...



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    I was at that "puck Fair" last August. It was brilliant. Fairgounds, market stalls, artist workshops, Jazz & Blues bands. Folk Musicians and a "big" act on stage every evening. Last year, they had a bit of Motown and the Drifters were the main attraction. They also had "Sean Nos " Irish dancing ( the old style, not the Michael Flatley stuff), puppets, face painting, acrobats, flame throwers and a huge fireworks display off the old railway bridge to finish. The pubs opened from 10am to 3am ( officially) and I can honestly say I didn't see any trouble. Mind you, it took me a week to recover






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    3rdforum wrote:I was at that "puck Fair" last August. It was brilliant. Fairgounds, market stalls, artist workshops, Jazz & Blues bands. Folk Musicians and a "big" act on stage every evening. Last year, they had a bit of Motown and the Drifters were the main attraction. They also had "Sean Nos " Irish dancing ( the old style, not the Michael Flatley stuff), puppets, face painting, acrobats, flame throwers and a huge fireworks display off the old railway bridge to finish. The pubs opened from 10am to 3am ( officially) and I can honestly say I didn't see any trouble. Mind you, it took me a week to recover

    That would kill me...seriously. I can't hold much of a drink now, 4 pints and I'm gibbering...



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    Post by 3rdforum on Wed 20 Jun 2012 - 23:11

    Heading back down to Kerry for a few days next Thursday. Will try to get a few more photos if the weather holds up.






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    Post by Mermaid on Thu 21 Jun 2012 - 8:54

    yes that will be lovely. Raining here now. It was lovely yesterday.



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    3rdforum wrote:Heading back down to Kerry for a few days next Thursday. Will try to get a few more photos if the weather holds up.

    Beautiful down there D. Enjoy yourselves mate.



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    A few more photos from recent trip

    Carrantuohill from the house

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    Kids enjoying the water

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    We drove over the mountains to get to the other side of the Dingle peninsula

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    This is 12 Mile beach near Castlegregory and yes, it is actually 12 miles long.

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    We then drove over the Connor Pass to Dingle. Brick shitting time. Just barbed wire in places between ourselves and a 600 foot drop  

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    This is the view from the top of the pass. It overlooks Dingle.

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    Dingle Harbour

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    Dingle Bay

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    Viaduct on old Tralee/ Cahirsiveen railway line

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    "I forgot my bucket!!"  

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    Re: Photos from Kerry

    Post by Mcqueen on Mon 15 Jul 2013 - 21:34

    Where is everybody   Bridlington isnt like that  

    Good photo's Dermot, well done mate  
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    Post by Mermaid on Mon 15 Jul 2013 - 21:36

    great photos Dermo



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