Quick report from club annual weekend away.
This year club members decide for weekend away location around Cork.
We pick Little Island, Cork at our base.
At Friday morning we start trip to do photography world 😀 .
First stop , Rock of Cashel
Second day we visit Spike Island
Spike Island (Inis Píc) is an island of 103 acres in Cork Harbour, Ireland. Originally the site of a monastic settlement, the island is dominated by an 18th-century star fort named Fort Mitchel. The island’s strategic location within the harbour meant it was used at times for defence and as a prison. Since the early 21st century the island has been developed as a heritage tourist attraction, with €5.5m investment in exhibition and visitor spaces and accompanying tourism marketing. There were in excess of 10,000 visitors to the island during the month of August 2016 (wikipedia)
BUT BEFORE THE BOAT:
Time for relax, and more pictures….
Then …. on the way to the boat :
At the island, we pick a option with tour guide in Cork style…… fast talk 🙂
As the latest use for Spike Ireland was a prison, then main part of tour was dedicated that part of history. Few pictures from there:
From the Spike Island we can find stunning view of Cobh with huge Cathedral
Also we found Titanic Memorial Gardens in Cobh
Of course we had social experience at the nice dinner.
At the way back in Sunday we visit 2 another places:
First, Fota House and Gardens with colourful flowers,
and second, Roches Point lighthouse where club members take a lot of pictures,
and unfortunately we have to back home after amazing weekend with
very special Thank You for person who organise this event hon. secretary Dave D.