Friday, 15 July 2022

An Old Ruined House, A Deep Water Sign, A Pier And Jelly Fish

If those walls could speak.  This old farmhouse is rumoured to have been left abandoned since the Great Famine in the 1840s.  I have never been to get over the number of derelict houses that there are in rural Ireland.  
Bantry Bay in the distance.

Gortnakilla Pier. This is situated West along the Goats Path a few miles or so from where we live.
We were going to take the dogs for a swim but noticed lots of jellyfish and decided not to bother.  Jellyfish are supposed to  be a sign that hot weather is on it's way.   It's supposed to reach 30 degrees here on Monday.  I have experienced 36 degrees in Krakow in August and 33 degrees one April in Seville.  It's  going to be hot, hot, hot.  Even Scorchio.


 

9 comments:

  1. Those ruined buildings always seem to look sad to me; I suppose they are a reminder of the hard times the tenants once suffered.
    We have similar ruins here called tholtans, usually found in beautiful and remote locations around the island.
    I am glad that sign warns no overnight parking in the deep water.

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  2. Tom Waits "House Where Nobody Lives" began playing in my mental jukebox JayCee. I have read there is land and houses that their owners have abandoned and nobody knows who owns them now. Your tholtans sound good. Any chance of some photos of them on your blog sometime please?

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    1. I may have to cheat and pinch some photos via Google!

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  3. Why not? The Tholtans sound like some enemy race from Star Trek.😊

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  4. They are on good old You Tube JayCee. They are very similar to the ruin in the photograph.

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  5. My first time in Ireland was cycling around Kerry and Cork in the summer of 1976 when it was so hot that we slept on the beaches. I hadn't a clue about Ireland then and thought this was the way Irish summer would always be and I was in for a surprise . . . The next hot summer wasn't until 1983.
    I remember walking in Connemara years later and finding abandoned cottages with the dishes still on the table from the last breakfast before emigration. I have a small collection of school exercise books in Irish I found in one cottage. One for every child.

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    1. Wow! You have had some incredible experiences Sabine. Are you a writer? You write so well. Thanks!

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  6. F loves the suggestion of wilderness in those photos especially the first two. You live in a special place.

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  7. Thanks Tigger. It's a moody and beautiful place. The weather and the nights and seasons determine its joy or melancholy. Thanks!

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