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A well family run business based in Cobh in Cork.
From time to time I will be using their minibuses on my tours.
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Eclipse Equestrian Centre, Blackwater, Kenmare,Co Kerry.
This is a super horse riding centre with wonderful facilites for families and groups close to Kenmare.
They have well equipped cottages for groups to stay, along with spa.
www.celticbogwoods.com I met John O' Riordan last year. What started as a hobby is now a thriving business. John uses the ogham symbols to create inscritptions,and designs in all sorts of materials. The ogham is the oldest form of writing in Ireland.
www.dinglecrystal.ie Dingle Crystal is owned by Sean Daly. A mastercraftsman trained at Waterford crystal, Sean creates his own unique designs unlike any other. A must to drop in when you are in Dingle.
www.westkerrymuseum.com When your visiting the Dingle Peninsula this museum is a must and ask for my good friend Isobelle Bennett the curator. You will find lots of interesting pieces of local knowledge and artefacts of archaeological interest that have been found on the peninsula.
www.dodingle.com This is my favourite site for information of what is happening, what you can do on the magical Dingle Peninsula,the place I have my Explore Dingle, Sole of Dingle & Kerry and Burren/Dingle tours. Check it out before your trip it will be worth it.
www.tomcrean.com When I lived in Annascaul on the Dingle Peninsula I set up the website on the life of Tom crean and was involed in establishing the Tom Crean Society. I also had the pleasure to be part of the fund raising group that erected the statue to Tom in the garden opposite The South Pole Inn. And in 2004 I participated in a Tom Crean Society trip to Antarctica. The life of Tom Crean is fascinating an ordinary Kerryman who was an integral part of three Antarctic expeditions from 1901 to 1917. Watch the clip below to learn more about Tom Crean.
http://www.google.ie/url?q=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Dqjgy1jikPZY&ei=RMeXS7jhDpq80gTGtoH8Cw&sa=X&oi=video_ result&resnum=21&ct=thumbnail&ved=0CEQQuAIwFA&usg=AFQjCNGV _D9tgEq2T8FgEfSlWmY6ymCGlA
www.spri.cam.ac.uk If you want more information on Antarctic Exploration check out this website, the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge University in England.
www.70south.com A real gem of a website on all this interesting in the Antarctic world past and present. I met Brendan many years ago while I was involved in the Tom Crean Society.
www.elda-abramson.com I had the pleasure of meeting Ela Abramson many years ago while I worked at The Anchor Guesthouse. Elda brought several painting holidays there and I would take her trusting clients on a magical/mystery tour of the peninsula, great fun!! Elda introduced me to Crete where I ran several wonderfal hiking tours. Check out Elda's site to see her selection of painting holidays in beautiful locations. A wonderful painter and person, you will have a holiday of a lifetime with Elda.
www.burrenperfumery.com When I have my hiking tours in the Burren I always make a point of having a cup of tea here a wee gem of a place. The most wonderful fragrances, oils, soaps, perfumes and other goodies.And a little piece of heaven in their cafe.
www.goodthingscafe.com I was delighted when I found this truly wonderful restaurant on the Sheeps Head Peninsula, one of my favourite parts of Ireland for hiking. Carmel the owner and chef is a powerhouse of energy and enthusiasm never mind a fabulous chef. One of my hiking groups last year were lucky enough to sample Carmels cooking, to experience it is one of lifes pleasures. Dont pass this place when you see it right outside the village of Durrus.