Category Archives: Activity

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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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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The Allihies Copper Mine, West Cork

  Back in May I finally got the opportunity to see it for myself. Allihies Copper Mine was at some point in the mid 1800’s, the largest copper mining operation in Europe and once the copper production dwindled in the … Continue reading

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Dragon of Shandon 2012, Cork City

Some photos taken from the Dragon of Shandon parade that takes place around the Shandon area every 31st of October to celebrate Samhain. More info about the parade can be read here. There’s video too:  

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Tyndall, Cork City

According to the Wikipedia article, the Tyndall National Institute specialises in “ICT hardware research, commercialisation of technology and the education of next generation researchers”. It was also included in the Queen’s itinerary on her visit to Cork in May 2011.

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