Michael’s Rebel Control Field


longest-field I think Michael Collins would have been liked to see this. An Ingress Resistance control field all the way from his memorial statue in Clonakilty to two portals next to Blarney Castle.
It’s certainly the longest control field I’ve ever created, probably stretching 40-50km. Unfortunately it’s thin as the Blarney portals are fairly close to each other and I don’t have a key for the portal in Clonakilty so it’ll disappear in about a week.

Ingress has a really high attrition rate. Unless there are portals within walking distance of you (or you have loads of spare time) it’s a chore getting to them to hack or capture them. I’ve seen several Resistance players who were initially keen on the game suddenly disappear, never to be heard from again. Thankfully the Enlightened have two French lads who are really into the game so there are always loads of portals for me and a few others to attack. Now if only I had the time thing sorted out ..

Oooh, looks like I have an invite to hand out!


Last Friday we stayed in a West Cork B&B

This weekend we stayed in “Aisling Heights”, a B&B in Clonakilty, County Cork while attending my cousins wedding in the area.

It was my first time in a long time staying in a B&B but I think I may be back because it was a great place to stay. After ringing them, we were met in the town and guided back and helped with our bags.
All the rooms in the house were immaculate and exquisitely decorated. As (bad) luck would have it I didn’t photograph the rooms themselves but check out the photos of the hallway and living room below! If you’re tired of staying in yet another shabby, run down hotel, give this B&B a go. Beds are fairly comfortable, rooms are nice and large and light pours in as there is plenty of space around the building. Breakfast is fine, lovely fry up, toast, tea and cereal and it was very competitive at 35 Euro each for the night.
Our 2yro Adam stayed for free although they didn’t have a travel cot so we brought our own.

Anyway, many hotels in this price range (and more expensive!) are in a shabby state of repair and understaffed, so you owe it to yourself to spoil yourself with the picturesque surroundings of this delightful B&B. Call them at +353-23-8833491. (More photos and details are available on this page.)