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Sheeps Head Peninsula and Bantry on the Wild Atlantic Way

We left Mizen Head to travel north on the next leg of our journey around Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way (if you want to see all about our last leg, you can catch up here). This leg takes us from the village of Durrus, out along the south of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula to the lighthouse […]

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County Tipperary Surnames and Places

Have you ever heard of County Tipperary? Chances are, you may not have heard of it if it was not for the World War 1 anthem “It’s a long way to Tipperary” OR if you have family that came from this landlocked Irish county originally.

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Are you from County Tipperary?

The names of County Tipperary – and seat of the Kings of Munster – Cashel. For all who are Bermingham Buckley Burke Butler Dwyer Egan Fogarty Forrestal Gleeson Hayes Hickey Hogan Kearney Keating Kelly Kennedy Lonergan Maher McCarthy McGrath Montague Mooney Morris Morrisey O’Brien O’Mara Plunkett Purcell Quirke Riordan Ryan Spillane Tierney Walsh Some people […]

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Wolfe Tone and Bantry Bay

Wolfe Tone and Bantry Bay. “We were close enough to toss a biscuit ashore.” Words from Wolfe Tones diary. Wolfe Tone travelled with 43 ships of the French Armada to this spot – Bantry Bay in Cork – in December 1796. But bad weather intervened and a general nervousness forced a decision to return to […]

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