Category Archives: Cork

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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A Tunnel at the Marina, Cork City

About two weeks ago I stumbled across a small tunnel near the old slipway by Dundanion Castle, roughly 1o meters in length it looks like it is being recently used as an illegal dumping spot. I checked Ordinance Survey Ireland … Continue reading

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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 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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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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Flooded Lee Fields ( November 2012 )

These were taken on an incredibly cold Saturday morning while flood water was still remained in the Lee Fields, it was in the process of freezing in some parts but it didn’t remain cold enough for that to happen …

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Flooding in Cork ( 17th October 2012 )

These were taken from Lavitt’s Quay and Coal Quay area of Cork City at the time when high tides and heavy rainfall hit the city on the 17th of October, 2012. Video:

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