Thanks again to Michael Collins, eye number two sorted out in Belfast. It is a long trip I left at six AM on Friday morning, Michael Collins himself picked me up from Bantry and drove me via Clonakilty for more patients and then on to Cork. I got home last night at midnight after John Collins picking us up again and driving me back to Bantry. A mighty effort.
Delighted to say, I now have two eyes working as they should.
A trip up to Belfast for up to 14 people each time. To have cataracts removed. It is a fairly simple procedure. However due to chronic problems the HSE are having due mainly to mismanagement by consecutive FG and FF parties people are having to do a 40 hour round trip to a private hospital in Belfast. They do a great job, and I wonder if they can do it there and make money out of it, why can’t it be done here…
Thanks to Michael Collins for County Cork and the Healy Rae’s for Kerry many people have now had the operation without having to wait years…
This is a short video showing a trip up to Belfast for up to 14 people each time, to have cataracts removed. It is a fairly simple procedure. However due to chronic problems the HSE are having, due mainly to mismanagement by consequtive FG and FF parties people are having to do a 40 hour round trip to a private hospital in Belfast. They do a great job, and I wonder if they can do it there and make money out of it, why can't it be done here…Thanks to Michael Collins for County Cork and the Healy Rae's for Kerry many people have now had the operation without having to wait years…
Before, unable to see detail and everything clouded over.
After operation can see much more detail and definition.
My personal view on elections in Ireland, is things need to change, local or national any time a vote is given to FG or FF we are just voting for the mess to continue. It is my view you don’t need to agree with me.
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Beara Best Peninsula ? is the question that springs to mind. Recently there have been a spate of articles on the internet about which is the best peninsula to go to and why. But what is the reason that more and more articles are voicing an opinion in favour of the Beara. Is it because of the rugged natural beauty of the Beara, or maybe simply that the peninsula is so isolated. Not really : the Sheeps head is just as rugged and in some ways more isolated. Is it because it has enough small villages with accommodation options to cater for the intrepid traveler? Again not really.
The Beara is the number one peninsula to visit due to the reason that it has some spectacular roads that allow the visitor all the way to the end of the peninsula but also give or take a few miles an option to circumnavigate the peninsula without having to back track. Apart from if the visitor wants to visit the Dursey Sound, there are a few miles off the circuit to drive along to get to the famous (Ireland’s only) cable car. So, ultimately, it’s a war of the “Ring of’s”… Only the Ring of Beara or the Ring of Kerry really enable the visitor to do a circuit of a peninsula and it seems when one looks at the ROK that this is what people are really looking for, the adventure of a spin around a peninsula to enjoy the scenery and not have to back track.
The jewel in the Beara peninsula is peace and quiet, simply that, it is impossible to drive around the Beara Peninsula in a coach and this is it’s saving grace. And the reason that it is not possible to drive a coach around the Beara is due to the bend signalled in the following picture.
Beara Best Peninsula
So there is the answer, if you want to be an adventurer and only have one peninsula to do, Beara is the one… If you want to be a sheep following the madding crowd, go to Kerry, you’ll meet loads of people and their coaches and probably want to forget them.
The best recommendation however is to take your time and do all of them, right to their very ends, and if you have the choice stay in the smaller villages towards the end of the peninsulas to get to meet real people and enjoy the craic.
Now that Neil is going to school he gets picked up at Barnes Gap to get home quicker, otherwise the bus goes to Garnish first and then Allihies on the way back, only fair as the kids in Garnish get picked up first in the morning too.