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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:58 am    Post subject: GARINISH ISLAND Reply with quote

We went there for a flying visit two weeks ago, literally ran around the island as we only had less than an hour. We left Waterville in Kerry that morning and travelled the most scenic route I think I have ever seen - the southern side of the ring, truly amazing scenery. Onwards to Glengarriff where herself had heard of this island way back in national school but never visited, so me being the hero I brought her to her childhood dream. The boats are approx. every half an hour and 10 per person and 4 per person to view the island. The boat we took was from near a shop called Quillys, where I bought some grandad shirts, but there is another boat available about a mile south of the village which wasn't running yet but the journey time is much less so I would imagine cheaper than the 10. We both wanted to see the Arsenal v Liverpool game, hence the rush, missed the first 15 minutes though. I would suggest allowing approx. two hours to take a leisurely ramble around the island, some parts are quite steep though. I will stop waffling on now and let the photos speak for themselves. You can identify the fauna yourselves!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As much as I love plantlife, my favorite photo is the stone steps in post number 2.
Id love to have them somewhere.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well off you go to the south coast of Cork then, there were two sets of those steps, pretty sure they wouldn't miss one!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That takes me back a bit! I was there one July in the early nineties and its a knockout. Time to pay another visit?
Btw Tagwex, the scenery in Donegal is even better - you should get up here and take a look!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only if you are away on a foreign holiday.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I was away, the Boundary Police wouldn't let you past the Leitrim/Donegal border.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there electricity up there, do you use euros and what time zone are you in?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 We generate a lot of our own electricity up here,with hydro (Ballyshannon, Belleek, Clady) and wind power - not from the stale hot air you get in the softy South East, but from proper gales. We have the largest windfarm in the country - that we send the electricity to Scotland and the profits to God-knows-where is a hobby horse I'll ride another time.
2 We do use euros, though we don't mind what colour your money is: we have banks that will change it.
3 I learned in school that local time depends on longitude: if you have a look at one of those round things with a map of the world printed on it (a globe, we call them) you will find that the difference in longitude between Wexford and Donegal is insignificant, where time is concerned. Pity the difference in latitude isn't greater, though. South of the Tropic of Capricorn would be good.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sure there are parts of donegal further east than monasterevin. not much of it though.

i have a myrtle in the garden i dug out of the ground in glengarriff, so should end up looking like the one in the photo above. it's been potbound for about five years, and only went in the ground a few months ago, so it's certainly lagging behind in size.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wind power huh? Do you call it Paddy Power or orange juice? Lot of hot air coming from the Letterkenny direction lately!!!
It must have been great learning history when you went to school GG, so much less of it to learn. Oooooh the gloves are off now. Softy south east? Where the nation's strawberries come from. Do you think the wind don't blow here at all or what?

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