The best of Kerry – (4) The Maharees

  If you are spending a few days on the Dingle peninsula and looking for somewhere to blow the cobwebs away while doing your daily 10,000 steps,  then you might like to pass a few hours on the Maharees. Maharees (Na Machairí) is a 5km long sandy spit jutting out into Tralee Bay.   Surrounded by […]

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Sculpture Saturday

  I came across this bronze and stone piece at Brandon’s Creek,  County Kerry,  Ireland.  It commemorates the supposed departure of St Brendan for America in the 6th century from this location – some 900 years before Christopher Columbus set sail!       Sculpture Saturday is  hosted by Ruined for Life

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A Date in the Irish Calendar – Waterford Walls

Since 2015,  the city of Waterford has hosted an international art festival – Waterford Walls – every August.  The original aim was to brighten up and rejuvenate old buildings and lesser visited parts of town.  Both national and international artists paint walls belonging to local residents and businesses with their own designs. Owners are usually so […]

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An Irish Postcard – Saturday morning on Tramore Beach

We took ourselves off to Waterford City on Saturday morning to seek out the Street Art Festival but,  with promises of a bit of sunshine and no rain,  we drove on another 13km to Tramore Strand. Well named,  Tramore literally means Big Strand.   Stretching around the bay for 5 kms,  the beach is one of […]

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