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A brief history of the Kelp industry in Fanad
The harvesting of seaweed and it’s use for various purposes appears to be quite an ancient practice in Ireland. In ...
The Beacon stands looking out to the Atlantic and back at the village of Baltimore in West Cork. The Beacon marks ...
Fenit & Saint Brendan The Navigator
Introduction The Fenit skyline is marked by the towering St. Brendan commemorative statue, located on the peak of Great Samphire Rock ...
Fenit Port & Marina
Introduction For centuries the Old Port of Fenit was Barrow Harbour. The port was key in medieval times to monastic settlements ...
Tim Severn’s unscheduled visit to Ballywhoriskey Pier on the Fanad Peninsula
Ballywhoriskey Pier. We once had a very special visitor to this pier. According to legend and some medieval manuscripts, Irish ...
Williamstown Martello Tower
Williamstown Martello Tower was built in the early 1800s and was originally on the coast, it later (c1835) became landlocked ...