Petrol in Ballinspittle is only €1.819/lt today. That’s the cheapest I’ve seen in a long time. After listening to this Planet Money podcast about the cost of gasoline I wonder if we will have expensive petrol and diesel forever? Reason being, it’s unlikely that new oil refineries will ever be […]
Is this why our plane circled?
We flew into Cork Airport early this morning after circling around County Cork for what seemed like half an hour. Our Ryanair flight went from Carrigaline to Fermoy, passing Blarney a few times, I think. My son was watching Google Maps on his phone, and we all noticed the banking […]
There’s a lot of radon in Cork
The Irish EPA have an interactive map where you can see the radon area in your area. Enter your Eircode to zoom in. If you’re in Cork, it’s probably bad. Keep the windows open? Get a radon detector.
Smoke from the burning Sunset Ridge Hotel
There’s an old derelict hotel in the village of Killeens near where I live and this evening it went up in flames, spewing a huge mass of ugly smoke into the air. Tonight’s bonfire night in Cork so it’s obviously done maliciously. Paul Reidy posted photos from the scene on […]
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons played by London Concertante
We haven’t been to a concert in a long time. Last night I went to St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral in the heart of Cork City to listen to London Concertante. My son has shown a huge interest in music over the course of lockdown. He started with an electronic keyboard, […]
The devastating effects of Storm Eunice
The west coast of Ireland woke up to severe winds this morning as Storm Eunice hit the country. After a lull at 7am wind speeds picked up again and the trees behind my home were swaying alarmingly. Three roads out of Blarney have been blocked by falling trees already. Some […]
Storm Barra is upon us
Gusts of 130km/h were predicted and a gust of 156km/h was recorded off Fastnet Lighthouse but it’s not been too bad in Blarney yet. Fences are still standing and the wheelie bins are tucked away safe! Cork Beo have live updates on their website as the City has all but […]
I was back and forth to the car a few times while we were in town. Each time there was someone trying to reverse into that space before realising they wouldn’t make it. Until an old Nissan Micra pulled up and reversed in like a champ. I hope they had […]
Murphy’s, first of the year.
Outside dining FTW.
Excited to see the solar eclipse
You can only see a partial solar eclipse from here but I was excited to see it. Looks amazing.