Sunday, October 4, 2015

Monday Walk

September 2015 - Bantry Bay Ireland

Finally time for a walk!! I'm going to take you around Bantry Bay.

Click here for our full day outing.

Famous in song, Bantry in West Cork Ireland is of legendary beauty. Bantry, at the head of the bay, is a busy market town and fishing port. Bantry located at the mouth of Bantry Bay, was twice entered by French fleets in 1689 to support James II against William of Orange, in 1796 to aid Wolfe Tone and an Irish uprising. A storm dispersed the 1796 fleet and few of the ships made the Bay.

It won't be a long walk today, we stopped for coffee and to stretch our legs.




Too early for lunch.






Some window shopping.





A little history.

Theobald Wolfe Tone, posthumously known as Wolfe Tone (20 June 1763 – 19 November 1798), was a leading Irish revolutionary figure and one of the founding members of the United Irishmen and is regarded as the father of Irish republicanism. He was captured by British forces at Lough Swilly in Donegal and taken prisoner. Before he was to be executed, it is believed that Wolfe Tone attempted suicide. He subsequently died from mortal wounds eight days afterwards, thus avoiding being hanged as a convicted traitor to the British Crown for his involvement in the 1798 Irish Rebellion.





Time to get back in the car and move on.




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10 comments:

  1. Some of this looks familiar because I drove around Bantry Bay in a campervan about 10 years ago. We didn't stop because it was drizzling rain and we were looking for somewhere to hitch up for the evening. It's a lovely part of the world! :) Stew pie? Must be Irish Stew inside. Never heard of that. Sounds nice and warming though (it's wet here today too :( ) Many thanks for the link up, Jackie.

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  2. It certainly has the look of what you'd expect in an Irish town.

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  3. Oh Jackie what a great walking tour of Bantry you gave us. Loved the photos and introduction to this charming place.

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  4. Such marvelous photos!!! I've only been to Dublin for two days and I've not seen the rest, but hopefully now since I'm retired I'll be able to visit where my roots are deep. Thank you for this post!

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  5. I LOVED Ireland when I was there, but didn't stop much in Cork so your views are a delight...stuff I missed out on! Good post!

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  6. Loved seeing Bantryagain as I visited about 50 years ago but I canot say I remember any of it now.

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  7. Visiting Ireland is a dream of mine.
    Thanks for posting these. Hope you'll link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/10/poor-little-birdie.html

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  8. Such a lovely Irish town! I never heard of it before.
    I would love to visit Ireland sometime :D

    Thank you for linking up with #MondayEscapes

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