Author Archives: Jan Hayes

The woods at Mount Desert near Cork City

One evening, I took notice of a wooded area on the other side of Lee Fields and was curious about visiting it. Here’s the highlighted map of the woods from Google Maps. It was only years later that I decided to … Continue reading

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Sherkin Island, West Cork

Sherkin is a small island situated near Baltimore, West Cork. Two pubs on the island just about enough for a population of 108 ( according to the 2006 census ). Subject to weather conditions, the island ferry runs at least 8 times a week … Continue reading

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The Curraheen Cave

It was roughly in August 2015 when I decided to go off the beaten track at the Curraheen Walkway near the vicinity of Lee Fields and my eye caught something interesting at a small rock formation. From the few snaps I … Continue reading

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The Beaumont Quarry Cave

With the quarry only being a stones throw away from work, I’ve decided recently to check out the place after reading Kieran McCarthy’s piece about it , what particularly caught my attention from the post was the mention of caves in it. … Continue reading

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Dog vs Tennis Ball

This is the face of a dog that does not feel like playing fetch today.

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Dragon of Shandon 2014

Halloween parade that takes place in Shandon Street and Pope’s Quay every year

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Cork in an October morning

Saturday morning, 11th October I decided to take a short trek around Sunday’s Well and Mardyke while morning fog had rolled into Cork city. For that brief period it was reminiscent of an 80’s fantasy movie.

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