The main town on the Beara Peninsula. Castletownbere is a great town to use for visiting the Beara. It is Ireland’s biggest white fishing port and the second biggest fishing port in Ireland. Here lots of photos and photography of the region.
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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Mr and Mrs Harrington, Sandra and Alan had a great day on Friday at their wedding. The weather was kind enough to them. The ceremony was brilliantly done by the priest, what a very enjoyable service. Then on to photo shoots and finally the reception at the Beara Coast Hotel. The service and food was absolutely excellent.
I have a lot of film to get through to make Alan and Sandra their wedding film. But I had an idea when I was shooting yesterday which ones I would use for this short teaser, enjoy. Again best wishes and many happy years together