[WATCH] Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins’ 2018 St Patrick’s Day message https://youtu.be/oFpirqZ3-gc
Beannachtai la le Padraig, early morning parade in Dingle town, 6am gathering and a glorious morning with hundreds of people. The tradition dates back penal la...ws and the Land War of the 1880s when the authorities banned marching on St Patrick's Day between sunrise and sunset. In 1899 an ex coastguard officer, Joe Gorman returned from the Boer war and introduced the fife to Dingle. The town musicians quickly mastered the new instruments and Dingle Fife and Drum Band soon became a feature of Dingle life and all its celebrations 🎉 Wrens day being my favourite one .The tribal sounds of our Dingle fife and drum band welcoming St Patrick's day is now a wonderful time old tradition. It's a new moon 🌙 Spring Equinox is almost here, Dingle town is looking resplendent. Our sleepy Winter town is slowly awakening and its lovely to see all the shops and restaurants opened as the tourist season begins with La le Padraig , the hustle and bustle of our beautiful vibrant fishing town ☘️☘️☘️ oh yes all the possibilities of Spring are in the air and we look forward to another turn of the wheel of the year. ❤️
Who’s up? #Dingle’s St. Patrick’s Day parade gets underway from Ashemount Terrace this morning at 5:59am...☘️
Dara Ó Cinnéide ceaptha ina Bhainisteoir Réigiúin do Chúige Mumhan ag RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
Fourth winner for #Dingle's Jack Kennedy at Cheltenham: https://www.rte.ie/…/947990-farclas-jcb-triumph-jack-kenne…/
Land and historic cottage for sale on the Blaskets
AN BLASCAOD MOR
Great Blasket Island
Guide Price €110,000.
A truly unique opportunity to purchase A piece of one of the most iconic Islands off the Coast of Ireland. This unique property consists of an old Stone Cottage currently a Ruin and 3 parcels of land consisting of circa 1.6137 hectares(4 acres). There is also a share of circa 42 acres of commonage on the island included with the
Holding under Folio KY12252.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON THIS UNIQUE PROPERTY OR TO MAKE AN OFFER
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The Blasket Islands are a group of islands at the most westerly point in Europe off the coast of Kerry Ireland. The largest of these is the Great Blasket Island, is renowned for its ruggedness and beauty and was inhabited until 1953, but a decline in the population and a series of harsh winters led to their departure. The last inhabitants of the island were settled on the mainland, mostly in the parish of Dunquin. From their new home, the islanders could still look across the hauntingly beautiful Blasket Sound towards the Great Island that held so many memories for them.
The islanders left behind a unique legacy of critically acclaimed literature. Encouraged by visiting Celtic scholars, some of the islanders dictated or wrote their stories down, and from these came great works which vividly capture a way of life and an era which will never be seen again.
On the mainland facing the island the islanders are commemorated in the Blasket Island Centre which celebrates the stories of the Blasket islanders, the unique literary achievements of the island writers and their native language, culture and tradition. The state has purchased some of the properties and land on the Island and operates a national park there. Visitors access the island by ferry boats run from Dunquin harbour in fine weather. These boats are operated by knowledgeable and experienced boatmen and sail from Dingle and Ventry harbours also.
The parcel of land for sale is comprised of a cottage (in ruins) and three fields. One on the north side of the island, a larger field facing east, above the beautiful sandy beach called An Trá Bhán (The White Strand). And a third beside the cottage in the (mostly) abandoned village.
The site of the cottage is close to the cottage known as the King’s house. The title of King was common in the social structure of some of the islands off the west coast of Ireland. The Blasket king’s role was that of community leader, postman, host (it was here where the writer J.M Synge, Celtic scholars Carl Marstrander and Robin Flower stayed) and translator. Pádraig Ó Catháin was king on the Great Blasket and postman from about 1907 succeeding from his grandfather who lived to be 100 years old. The current owners of the parcel that is for sale belong to the same family group and trace their roots on the Island to the early 1800s.
‘An Mardi Gras’ St Patrick’s Day festivities this weekend in Ballyferriter
A chomrádaithe, Tá muid nach mór ann agus rudaí ag teacht le chéile go deas. Seo chugaibh postear ag chur síos ar an gceol, bia agus tairiscintí speisialta a bheadh ar fáil tharais an deireadh seachtaine. Roinn é seo le bhur dtoil
Another winner for #Dingle's Jack Kennedy at #Cheltenham on Shattered Love JLT Chase, his third so far: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/Shattered-Love-wins-JLT-Chase-…
Pobal sa Daingean Uí Chúis ag déanamh a cuid le h-iarracht an méid plaistigh sa bhaile a laghdú
#Dingle's Jack Kennedy has had his first win at #Cheltenham this year on #Samcro in the Novices' Hurdle: https://www.rte.ie/…/947395-samcro-motors-home-to-take-the…/
“Along the Atlantic in the southwest of Ireland, views of a craggy coast, sheep-filled fields, and mysterious stone outcroppings make for a compelling and beautiful drive.”
“The Dingle Peninsula juts into the sea and back in time. It brims with history and archeological finds, stunning ocean views, and a bit of Hollywood.”
Feile Na Bealtaine 2018 will run from May 3rd to 7th 💙