In June 1940, a man walked from the surf onto a beach on the Dingle peninsula. He stopped to bury a radio transmitter in the sand, walked inland until he stumbled across an old railway line and then headed towards the town of Dingle. With an hour to kill until the bus to Tralee, he […]
Dublin isn’t Ireland. Obviously, it is part of the Republic and we all love it very much, but as a representation of what Ireland is, it is far from the definitive article. When you meet people abroad who tell you they’ve been to Ireland because they spent a weekend in Dublin, there is always the urge […]
A nice PR shot of me mincing across the floor at last year’s Irish Whiskey Live with some sheets of paper and zero mates. This year I am going to be there again, but this time I am dragging my brother in law along so I don’t look like a total sad case. That said, […]
I took part in the Dingle Distillery whiskey school – it’s a great way to spend a couple of days in an amazing part of the country. I highly recommend it. The article ran in the Irish Examiner over the summer, but here it is in full. If Oliver Hughes has a crystal ball, he […]
David Lean’s beautiful epic was shot on the Dingle Peninsula in the late Sixties, pumping huge sums into the area. Notorious bon vivant Bob Mitchum did his part for the local economy too, setting up a tab at Ashe’s in the village centre – the record of that tab still exists, and I got to see […]
I had to go to Scotland for a whisky festival to be told about the new release from the guys in my hometown. Then I came home and had to sit on the info, but thanks to whiskey super-sleuth Matty Healy, the cat is officially out of the bag. The launch is in Bordeaux in […]
Alan Cronin’s stunning photos of west Cork and Kerry.
The Cork and Kerry Mountains by Andy Leslie.
Ascending the Paps of Danú, Co Kerry, to celebrate the ancient rite of the Summer Solstice in honour of the Goddess Danú, as part in The Killarney Walking Festival, from Left, Tim Long, Guide, dressed in full druid costumes, sisters, Noretta and Emma Brosnan, Killarney. And dancing at the crossroads when walkers perform an impromtu Kerry […]
Druids journey across the McGillycuddy Reeks by torchlight on their way to the ancient sacred summit, the Paps of Danú. Reinacting the ascent, Denis O’Sullivan, Left, Brian Coakley, and Marie Kehoe-O’Sullivan. There they will celebrate the ancient rite of the Summer Solstice in honour of the Goddess Danú. Walkers taking part in The Killarney Walking […]