• The Quite Man movie trail

    I just spotted this great article on The Quiet Man movie trail – I love the movie and have been meaning to take a trip up to Cong to check out the Quiet Man cottage – White o’Mornin for some time – this article is a great reference! See the original ar …
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  • The Famine Cottage, Ventry, Co. Kerry

    On my recent rambles around Dingle I came across The Famine Cottage in Ventry. After paying the 3 euro entrance fee to the roguish and chatty landowner – Gabriel we set off up the hill to see what it was about. Set on the edge of the Atlantic ocean almost directly across the road from Dunbeg Fort, the cottage faces the wilds and backs into the hill. Built in the 1840’s by the Earl of Cork, the original cottage was constructed using mud and stone and consisted of two rooms and a loft. It was extended to include a further bedroom beyond the hearth by the Earl who also installed a slate roof on the property – one of the first slate roofs to be installed in the area. The original thatch has since been reinstated giving the cottage back its rustic charm.
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