I’m back from holiday’s feeling refreshed, my mind filled with a hundred images of spectacular views which thankfully are hard to forget.
Sometimes I wish I did social media more so I could share with others the magic of a small village in West Cork called Allihies on the Beara peninsula.
For over twenty years this has been my little piece of heaven on earth. A place to wander and recharge my batteries. To experience as I walk, a silence which lends itself to inner peace. To remember, despite my thinking my life is so important, that I am but a moment in time, barely a grain of sand when compared to the mountains surrounding me. A place alive with history, where, as I walk it’s paths, I can almost hear the footsteps of those who have gone before me over the centuries.
Can you imagine walking through this village, its multi-coloured houses dwarfed by the mountains above?
And when you are not gazing up at the mountains you can wonder at the sea in front of you and understand what is meant by the Wild Atlantic Way.
While the days were filled with walking, beaching and sometimes just gazing, our nights were equally enjoyable with the sound of traditional music mixed with songs and chat, along with a little drinking too!
Until next time Allihies and your lovely people, Slán. Thank you for another year of wonderful memories.
25 thoughts on “Allihies… a little piece of heaven.”
It’s even more beautiful in real life Sue.
So I am told. Oddly enough, as Stuart, my writing partner, has visited the area, we were only talking about it the other night. I think I need a trip to Ireland…
Really? What a co-incidence. I think most people in Ireland have their own special place so you’d have plenty to choose from, but you know where I’d be suggesting.
I’d be glad to go anywhere… it is somewhere I have been waiting to visit for a very long time, Tric.
Glad you enjoyed the hols Tric, beauty beyond understanding.
Exactly. Every day it took my breath away.
Alibis looks a truly magical place, and I can see why it occupies such a large place in your heart, Tric
Yes Sue. Its taken a firm hold of me alright.
I see my spellcheck gave Alibis instead of Allihies…..sorry
Haha. Hard for it to recognise that word. It’s actually an english pronouncement of its Irish name which is ‘Na hAilichí’ which means cliff fields.
Oh, right….I am always bemused by Irish names!
Yes. Yes. Yes. A million times yes. ❤
Colleen you would love this place and lots come cycling, although there are a lot of hills and very narrow roads.
I would love to build up my road legs on those hills Tric. Though cars give me the jitters any more when I’m riding.
Looks absolutely breathtaking but photos can never do places like that justice- must put it down on my list of places to get to, Tric!!
Its amazing Bernadette and a wonderful place for children to run wild.
this place looks exactly as you describe it, and what you get from being there is indescribable for sure – wonderful.
Maybe we can meet here the next time you come to Ireland? You’d love it.
beautiful pictures 🙂
Thanks Sara. It’s a fabulous place and no need to take a plane.
green pastures. perfect day
Indeed it was.
your lucky to be there!