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Liam’s Tales: Sunrise over Brow Head

Woke at 6:50am had peep out window and things looked good for sunrise and off we went temp only 2c and it was just starting get bright then…

Had 3/4 boil kettle water as ice on windscreen car then left kettle cool 10 minutes and fired it onto windscreen this great idea in frosty weather…

7:33am here we are at Brow Head on what was fine morning with cool breeze from easterly direction…

7:54am At last we have sunrise here begin another day must say its watery looking sunrise but forecast good for most next wk let’s hope and pray that there are right…

Enough this place for this day loved my time here pity so much cloud on horizon as we could not get really good view sunrise but still all same good be here…

Crookhaven and sea around it so peaceful and calm looking…

8:02am this view as we head back from top Brow Head this beautiful morning…

This my buddy at Galley Cove ( Marconi ) he fellow that sent radio signals all over world from tower top Brow Head God bless him he was great man…

8:17am Back at Barleycove as day’s sun rises over place before we start walk took these few pictures.

Met no person around here this morning suppose little wonder at time we were here ground bit slippery in places due white frost…

9:03am have our walking done for now around here shall have another about 4pm when tide be far out and we then paddle across stream onto main part beach…

10:14am back home after morning travels and plenty signs of white frost about always…

Sun only begins hit us here at home this time morning and its nice listen to little birds singing away to their hearts content all around us…

Suppose this closest we get snow here in West Cork this winter but it makes for nice picture when you get ground looking like this just imagine if we ever got proper snow here and mountain white over Barleycove molaire no hope it’s only dream 🙂

This 3rd sunrise that we have pictured its bit shock system start day so early but know what this might become regular habit…

Reproduced with permission from Liam’s Facebook Page

Liam’s Tales: Church Windows

ST Patricks Church Goleen Built in 1854

by Liam Wilcox (Reproduced with permission from his Face Book Page)

FR Anthony that came up with idea of Stations cross every Tuesday evening during Lent start at 7pm then you have Confessions at 7:45pm followed by few more prayers to end day – We had 27 people here this evening I was 2nd youngest and nice see few out from Schull also to join us everyone welcomed let’s hope for few more next Tuesday… Nearly 12:30am on what’s beautiful calm still night outside temp at 2.5c after what was fab day here bit overcast but nice and dry that’s what we need…

Loved the look about the church this evening as we made our way up for prayers with lights on inside I just knew we would not stay inside this evening we pray again another time…

Stained Glass windows on Southside must say its real gift be able do something like this and its lovely see them while lights on inside church…

South side church and 4 stained glass windows here this where Crookhaven people come pray and that’s way it’s ever been well for most them anyway..

Just left picture is path that led you to this side church if you walked from Crookhaven sure long ago people walked everywhere and you be glad sit down at first chance you got and that’s how tradition began – We regular walk this path it’s still in good order and community workers keep place nice and tidy…

North side church and you can see 4 of 5 stained glass windows from here on this side…

While stations cross were going on all I could think of was be out here picturing place and was very happy when priest said they would be confessions heard also we jumped out and got to work can go confessions next Tuesday…

That’s it all of 9 stained glass windows just thought of it think there is 3 more windows behind altar must check them out another time….

Stations of cross were just over and it been such fine evening had get out and take few pictures of place…

All done just in time as people begin leave church after evenings prayers and next Tuesday evening we stay in church for all prayers and confessions also it’s been years since I confessed any sins to Almighty God so we looking forward to doing that…

Getting very tired now so that’s all its bye for now and goodnight from here

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It does snow in West Cork!

It’s a rare occurance but there was snow today, not enough to build a snowman but enough to get a few young at heart excited

A couple of us braved the weather and collected some manure for the Community Garden from Mary and her donkeys, with the snow not so much laying soft, crisp and even but hitting us horizontally in the face a top the mountain overlooking Crookhaven.