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06 - 12 July 2014
Baltimore and the Beacon
- Kinsale and the Charles Fort
This week photos of:
- Baltimore in West Cork, its characteristic Beacon, also called the
Salt Pillar or Lot´s Wife. (Tue)
- Lough Ine, also known as Lough Hyne, a marine lake, about 5 km southwest of Skibbereen.
It was designated as Ireland´s first Marine Nature Reserve in 1981. (Tue)
The lake´s small size, only 0.8 km by 0.6 km, creates an unusual habitat of highly oxygenated
yet warm seawater that sustains
an enormous variety of plants and animals, many of which are not
found anywhere else in Ireland.
- Kinsale, in the south of County Cork, plus Charles Fort. (Thu)
Kinsale is a very popular tourist attraction and well-known for its range of excellent
Charles Fort is a star fort located on the water´s edge, at the southern end of the village
of Summer Cove, on Kinsale harbour, County Cork.
James´ Fort is located on the other side of the harbour.
Charles Fort is built on the site of an earlier stronghold known as Ringcurran Castle,
which featured prominently during the Siege of Kinsale in 1601.