I have returned, reluctantly, to the real world after an amazing weekend in Allihies, courtesy of “yer man”, as a gift for my birthday. In almost twenty years of visiting, I have rarely seen the skies so blue. The words of William Henry Davies sprang to mind on more than one occasion.
“What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare”
Nestled beneath the hills I give you Allihies.
This was the view from our house.
So, now I invite you to come for a small stroll with me, around the village of Allihies.
Leaving the village lets walk out the road.
And take a moment to look at the scree mountains on our right.
As we come to the end of the road we look out to sea.
And pause to stare….
Before arriving at the beach.
After a spell of Irish chat where we sit and speak at length about the weather. we head back to the village, where we might have spent a bit of time that night in the pub.
But not before we saw the sun go down on a perfect day.
32 thoughts on “Welcome to Allihies. West Cork, Ireland.”
Thank you for the tour and a peek into your country. I am absolutely fascinated by its beauty. Perhaps there is some Irish in my blood I’m not aware of!
Ah Deb I’ve been detecting that for a while. Sure everyone has a bit of Irish in them, we are everywhere!
Waaah I wish I was back there! Thank you.
how lovely and perfect. what a great gift.
Oh yes he was well pleased with himself, as if he organised the weather as well! 🙂
Gorgeous. It looks like you have a little bit of heaven on earth there.
That is for sure. It’s an amazing spot. All these photos are the sights within one kilometre of the village.
This is very beautiful! I love the rocky landscape. 🙂
Yes Jackie, me too. I do love looking at rolling green hills and they can look so pretty, but I love the wildness of the rocky, scree mountains, and the fact they will still be standing long after I am not.
It’s just so gorgeous, I really must visit West Cork one day, glad you had a lovely break xx
As you can imagine I’d highly recommend a visit. It’s like stepping back in time, no caravan parks or big crowds. I love it. Mind you it’s not easy living in the reality that is today after such a great break. Waaahhh.
Ah Tric….so lovely. But then again…..no matter where YOU are, you are in Ireland. 😉 But how much more special when in Ireland to get away to a special place in Ireland. You can’t beat that. 😉
Sigh. I’m mixed up this morning. I don’t know if I am relaxed and rejuvenated after being there, or struggling to re adjust to reality. I knew you’d enjoy this photos.
Probably a mix of all of the above. 🙂 And it looks familiar….but then again I like to pretend all of Ireland is mine. ❤
Reminded me of the trip to N. Ireland (where her mother was born) with my mom and that line from a song, “Coming home to a place I’ve never been before.” Thanks for sharing.
I love that line Lorie it is exactly how I feel about Allihies. Thanks so much, I’ll have to google that song as you have me curious now
John Denver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_WyUwNPOzQ
I enjoyed that. I hadn’t figured it was rocky mountain high. It’s a great accompaniment to this post. Thank you.
Thanks for sharing part of your trip with us. It looks like a great place to rejuvenate.
Yes it is. It’s like stepping back in time, back to basics. I love it and as you said, it re charges my batteries every time.
Ah, it’s alright. Nothing special. It’s no Offaly like..
I laughed out loud at your comment today. How true.. lovely Offaly. 🙂
My grandparents came from County Cork – is this the same place? Looks similar to the pictures I have seen in my Grandmother’s archives..
Yes this is West Cork, very west cork. Do you know where your grandparents came from in Cork?
I don’t – I’ll have to inquire from my sister because she went to Ireland a few years ago and stopped in my grandparent’s hometown of Cork and visited a great aunt of ours – before she knew it people were coming in the front door – word had gotten out that Frank’s and Margaret’s Granddaughter was there – she met many family members that day!
Looks amazing. Great pics too.
Thanks J.D it is amazing, well worth a visit. I wish I’d a good camera (or knew what I was doing). How are you doing? Writing?
Doing great. The only thing I write these days are academic essays for College, will be glad when I get a few months off for the summer.