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Goward Dolmen, County Down: Summer 2020

Sometimes called Pat Kearney’s big stone, you can see the remains of his long gone thatched cottage by the surprisingly large capstone. It’s thought to weigh50 tons and as slipped. But you can still easily imagine the portal tomb. Not the best sign-posted just look out for Goward Rioa and it’s up there, past a …

A trip to Killowen on Carlingford Lough

Back in the middle of September, I managed to get down to Killowen on the county Down shore of Carlingford Lough between Rostrevor and Kilkeel. It has a charming stretch of beach that certainly doesn’t seem to get very many visitors. But it has some utterly stunning views both up and down the lough. (There’s …

Carlingford Lough Northern Ireland

Looking across the border to the Republic of Ireland

To many, if not most, British politicians, indeed to most people who live in the United Kingdom, the border that crosses the of Ireland is just an idea. To some it’s irrelevant and just doesn’t matter. It’s basically just a complex political problem. But is also real. And I’m spending some time in Northern Ireland …