Month: October 2016

Dingle, the family seat

John Hickson, Notes of Travel, published 1893, page 41: From Valencia we returned along a road overlooking the sea through Killorglin, and regretting exceedingly that we could not remain and enjoy a day’s salmon fishing in the Laune, we went on to Tralee, the chief … Continue reading Dingle, the family seat

Killorglin – the Hickson’s Kerry home

John Hickson and his twenty year old daughter Alice visited Killorglin in 1893 on their world trip. John wrote in his account of that journey: The old town that in early days to my youthful imagination seemed a city, remains with little alteration, its fairs … Continue reading Killorglin – the Hickson’s Kerry home

Sneem

While driving around the “Ring of Kerry” with my daughter Hanna in late August this year we passed through the colourful little village of Sneem. We had driven “the ring” counterclockwise and therefore came from the Atlantic coast where we had delighted in the beautiful … Continue reading Sneem