The Beara Peninsula is a spectacular peninsula. One of the fingers of land jutting out of the south west corner of Ireland in Munster. It is saved of all the hustle and bustle that can be found in Kerry, simply as it is not possible to drive around in a coach. Here lots of photos and photography of the region.
Cliff jumping near Allihies on the Beara Peninsula. This was filmed a few years back. As summer is coming I decided to do an edit of it and make it into a one minute film for face de book. The lads jumping took their time to make sure it was safe to do so and had a great afternoon.
I received news about a seaweed survey going on near Adrigole. So I decided to get in my car and go and see what was going on. I am glad I did as the collective efforts of Coastwatch, Cork Environmental Forum and Cork Nature Network. Gave a very interesting visit. A group of volunteers went to a series of rock pools and devised the plan of cleaning one completely of the invasive seaweed known as “Sargassum muticum” and leaving the other pool alone. They did that last autumn, today six months later the cleared pool is again being invaded by the seaweed but is a lot clearer than the one they left alone.
As I understand it the invasive Japanese seaweed probably came to Ireland with Oyster seeds that have been farmed here. The problem with the seaweed is that it fills rock pools and blocks out the sun, effectively stopping everything else in its path.
A great initiative and very interesting for the children that were there too.
I’ll get my man – the Peninsula Players, show was on the 6th and again Sunday the 7th of April. It was a brilliant show and well worth the trip to Castletownbere to watch it. Many months of practice went into this production and great fun it was too.
Directed by Matt Higgins
Prompting Bernice Power
“I’ll Get My Man” Play by Philip King – Peninsula Players
And a few more here
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