Cahir Castle one of the largest castles in Ireland, is sited on an island in the river Suir. It was built in 1142 by Conor O'Brien, Prince of Thomond. Now situated in Cahir town centre.
Miss Katie Peters, 26, of Ballydrehid, Cahir, Co Tipperary, boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger (ticket number 330935, £8 2s 9d). Her destination was New York City.
Katie Peters died in the disaster. Her body, if recovered, has never been idenitifed
Cahir House Hotel, our accomodation for the first night of our trip.
Two old farts having the Craic in the corner of Irwins Bar, Cahir
The credit controller checking if there's enough in the kitty for another round.
There is enough for another round and so the two old farts quickly down their pints ready for the next one.
Finally we manage to get them out of the bar.
Re-fuelling in some one horse town, the visit of six motorcycles doubled the takings for that day!
Gloves off, helmet off, earplugs out, helmet on, gloves on, gloves off, helmet off, earplugs in, helmet on, gloves on, ready?
On the "Vee" road.
The Vee – Clogheen, Tipperary
‘The Vee’ refers to a V-shaped turn on the road leading to a gap in the Knockmealdown mountains. The Vee itself is on the Sugar Loaf, but the pass from Tipperary to Waterford runs between Knockaunabulloga (on which you will find Bay Lough) and the Sugar Loaf.
Cobh ( /ˈkoʊv/ KOHV, Irish: an Cóbh) is a seaport town on the south coast of County Cork, Ireland. Cobh is on the south side of Great Island in Cork Harbour.
On a high point in the town stands Cobh (St Colman's) Cathedral, one of the tallest buildings in Ireland and seat of the diocese of Cloyne.
The Cunard passenger liner RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat off the Old Head of Kinsale while en route to Liverpool in on May 7, 1915. 1198 passengers died, while 700 were rescued. The survivors and victims were brought to the town of Cobh, and over one hundred lie buried in the Old Church Cemetery just north of the town. The Lusitania Peace memorial is located in Casement Square opposite the arched building housing the Cobh Library and Courthouse. One of the first vessels on the scene of the disaster was an Isle of Man fishing vessel from Peel.
One of the major transatlantic Irish ports, Cobh was the departure point for 2.5 million of the six million Irish people who emigrated to North America between 1848 and 1950. On 11 April 1912 Queenstown was the final port of call for the RMS Titanic as she set out across the Atlantic on her ill-fated maiden voyage. She was assisted by the PS America and PS Ireland, two aging White Star Line tenders, along with several other smaller boats delivering first-class luggage. Local lore has it that a Titanic crew member John Coffey, a native of Queenstown, jumped ship although there is no record of him on the crew list. 123 passengers boarded in all; only 44 survived the sinking.
On the ferry across Loch Mahon in Cork Harbour
Passage West (Irish: An Pasáiste Thiar) is a port town in County Cork, Ireland, situated on the west bank of Cork Harbour, some 10 km south east of Cork city.
None of the old farts could remember being on this ferry the last time we were in this part of Ireland. The photo's don't lie and I'm not sure if their brain cells are becoming pickled in Guinness.
Outside the Market Inn, a watering hole frequented by us the last time we were in Kinsale.
Roger furuously studying the quiz or is it the menu for tonights meal?
Empty glass??? what's happened to the kitty Tim?
Jim Edwards where George met Mary and said "Bloody hell Mary, you've put some weight on"
Sounds like a film "When George met Mary"?
Roberts Cove, south of Kinsale
Obligatory gratuitous motorcycle picture.
Well bugger me if we aren't back at the Market Inn again!
Is that Skippy over my shoulder?
Nice day for a Guiness
Ah, there's Skippy!
No, he's behind you!
There he is.
George and Skippy
O' Donovans, Kenmare
On the Ring of Beara
The Beara Peninsula (Irish: Béarra) is a peninsula on the south-west coast of Ireland, bounded between the Kenmare "river" (actually a bay) to the north side and Bantry Bay to the south. It has two mountain ranges running down its centre: the Caha Mountains and the Slieve Miskish Mountains. The northern part of the peninsula from Kenmare to near Ardgroom is in County Kerry, while the rest forms the barony of Bear in County Cork.
Beara was the traditional seat of power of the O'Sullivan Beare and was one of the last points of native Irish resistance after the Battle of Kinsale. Allihies, on the tip of Beara, later became major copper mines