Author Archives: Jan Hayes

Mount Gabriel – Mizen Peninsula, Co. Cork

Mount Gabriel not only provides a pretty great view of the peninsular but also features some mine shafts as well. We managed to find at least 3 mine shafts close in proximity to the road leading up to the mountain … Continue reading

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The Crow’s Nest – Minecraft

I’ve recently decided to give Minecraft mods a try after having abandoned the game for something like six months. Previously I’ve been put off installing them because of the awkward processes required. Some of the mods were dependent on other … Continue reading

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Fitzgerald’s Park got a new facelift

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Old Kenmare Road, Co. Kerry

We recently trekked a small part of the Old Kenmare road near Killarney, beautiful place to be in despite the bad weather we had for most of the day. Although we were soaked to the bone, we had a blast!

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Carrig House, Lower Glanmire Road, Cork City

I’ve seen this late Georgian house across The Marina on several occasions and was always curious as to see what was inside it. Unfortunately, a fire in 2002 had destroyed most of the interior. An attempt to renovate it had … Continue reading

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The Ovens Cave, Cork

Here’s an interesting snippet from Charles Smith’s ‘The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Cork’ ¬†published in 1774: The Ovens or St Owens parish is washed on the S and E sides by the Bride and … Continue reading

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Ballincollig Castle Above and Below

Located South West and a 10 minute walk from the Main Street, lies Ballincollig Castle. Built in the 14th Century, possibly earlier, much of the castle lies in ruin and the grounds completely overgrown with brambles but the piles of … Continue reading

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Dove Hill Castle, Carrick-on-Suir, Co.Tipp

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Exploring Goggin’s Hill Tunnel

Built in 1851 and closed in 1961, Goggin’s Hill Tunnel currently stands as the longest abandoned railway tunnel in the Republic of Ireland.

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Thunder and Lighting in Cork – 30th of January

We had quite the thunder in Cork City last night.

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