Category Archives: people and places

O’Neill’s Bar – Sunday Session

O’Neill’s Bar – Sunday Session is every week 52 weeks a year. The session in Kevin’s bar has been going on for a very long time, it is a great evening where all year around the locals get together for a chat and a sing song. When the summer months arrive the tourists join in too. It does not matter what time of year you come to Allihies, there will always be a bit of craic in O’Neill’s bar on a Sunday night. Sure you’ve a great life of it…

Dirty Old Town one Sunday evening a few years back

Dirty Old Town – Sunday Sessions O'Neill's Bar Allihies

There is a session every Sunday night in O'Neills Bar of Allihies, on the Beara Peninsula, this clip is now four years old so I thought I would share it again on the auld Social Media.You've a Grand auld Time.Dirty Old Town, Ewan MacColl

Posted by Beara Peninsula on Friday, 12 April 2019

Dirty Old Town, Ewan MacColl

O’Neill’s Bar – Sunday Session


O'Neill's Bar, Allihies, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland

O'Neill's Bar, Allihies, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland

O'Neill's Bar, Allihies, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland

O'Neill's Bar, Allihies, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland

O'Neill's Bar, Allihies, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland

O'Neill's Bar, Allihies, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Seaweed Control Survey

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.

Watch a video of the afternoon here below.

Invasive seaweed Control Survey

A group of volunteers go back to see what has happened to a control tide pool that was cleared of an invasive seaweed. "Sargassum muticum"Coastwatch, Cork Environmental Forum and Cork Nature Network

Posted by Beara Peninsula on Wednesday, 10 April 2019


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Passage out of India

Passage out of India involved travelling to a new destination Orchha, which is a small village that I had never been to before? I am glad we went there as it was a nice relaxed place to spend the last days and nights. Also there was a very fast train service that took me to Delhi for my last night and day before flying back to cold Europe.

Rickshaws and weddings

Orchha Fort, Laxmi temple and other things

Rahuls Chai Shop Orchha

Leaving Orchha

An overlander Landcruiser Holland to India

Paharganj New Delhi

Passage out of India

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