ANNOUNCEMENTS!!! Good evening all, hope you're well?!
As we said a few weeks ago we have news, so here it is... Firstly we are now a 4 piece, Jacob has taken up guitar duties as well as still singing. We have been practicing hard and writing new songs with this shift in the line-up and its sounding really good.
Which brings us onto our second bit of news, there will be new music in the new year!!! We will start tracking drums over Christmas and then the rest will follow in the weeks and months after. Since our ep came out we have been eager to get some more songs out there and that time is quickly approaching, so watch the socials etc.
Thirdly, shows! We were hoping to announce a few with this post but we're finalising some details and will put the details out as soon as we have them, but we can announce the first one of the year! Saturday 4th January at Indigo Alley in Scarborough. We have got the amazing 'Last Of The Wonder Kids' (@lastofthewonderkids) coming up from Grimsby to headline, you dont want to miss them, also local lass Lottie Holmes (@lottieholmesmusic) will be joining us. So before you're back at work on the monday, come have one last blow out!! Its a FREE gig as always so theres no excuse!
As we said above more show announcements coming soon and remember follow and listen to us on spotify because it helps us massively! Thanks.
We still have a few heart shirts, cassettes and beer coolers available on our bandcamp page, we will have them at indigo alley as well if you want to pick anything up there.
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Can you see the glory that is the Beara Peninsula? ⠀
Such a fantastic destination for hikers! A bit like Kerry Way, but without all the crowds. Natural beauty, rich cultural and (pre-)historical heritage, solitude... what else would I want?⠀
If you want to learn more about hiking the Beara Way, make sure you get over to my blog and read the newest post!
We made a pit stop somewhere along the beara way in Co. Cork along with most of the Wild Atlantic way it’s such a pretty drive 😍
1 55 November, 2019
Hi everyone. Things have been a little quiet here recently but we haven't gone away. We're busy practicing and writing new music for you lovely people. We will have a proper update over the next few weeks hopefully!
In the meantime, don't forget these songs that are still floating about on the internet. If everyone could go to spotify and add it to a playlist, it would help us massively with all the algorithm business.
Also dont forget we still have a couple of tshirts left, not many though so dont hang around!!! Link in our bio for them.
Sorry this has been a long post and thanks for getting to the end.
MURDER! MURDER! Plan to do the Cummeengeera Horseshoe in Lauragh, Beara this Sunday, see Facebook group for details. This area was the home of Cornelius O'Sullivan Rabach, who in the early 1800s cut the throat of a sailor who was staying in his house. In an argument with his neighbour some years later, she revealed that she knew of the murder, so he drowned her in a stream. That was witnessed by a Beara miner who was subsequently involved in an accident and, near death, confessed to what he had seen. A warrant issued for Rabach who hid in a cave at the back of the valley and avoided capture for some time. He was finally arrested when he returned home to attend the birth of a child. The Rabach was hanged in Tralee in 1831. So very suitable for Halloween! The run itself will cover >10km sith 1,000m overall ascent, the area is wild and remote and prone to heavy mists so not one for novices... #westcork#thisiskerry#wildatlanticway#mountains#mountainrun#mountainrunner#mountainrunning#trailrun#trailrunning#trailrunner#halloween#lasthorserunners#murder#bearaway#beara
3 2224 October, 2019
Roxy overseeing the hoisting of the flags and banners for the arrival of Khamtrul Rinpoche and Togden Achö! 🙏
I'm in Ireland!! Boy does it feel good to be here - a land seeped in myths and legends, boasting mysterious archaeological sites around every corner, petite and colourful fishing villages, and a twinkle in the eyes of the locals.
It's been a long day of travelling but I'm settled now I'm Glengarriff. Its overcast but perfectly cool for me. Taxi driver earlier today was a fabulous chap who may or may not have been persuaded to go for his first hill walk..! Then recieved a wonderfully heart warming welcome by the B&B I'm staying at - yup, I'm not under canvas for this trip, instead in following the itinerary set by @hillwalktours. They've sorted the entire trip for me and I cant to discover what makes the Beara Way such a spectacular route. 205km/127miles of mountains and sea and cliffs and more. I hope you're up for journeying with me, and if you fancy, why not head onto their website to check out my itinerary ahead of time? Either way, see you on the trail tomorrow morning!
Well, that's it folks. My walk along the Beara Way has come to an end. I've finished the 205km (127miles) and am now back in Glengarriff reflecting on my journey.
The bulk of today was road walking which was fine as it gave me some great thinking time, though I was relieved when I finally found myself leaving the road and changing gear to climb a track to a mountain pass. The track itself was once the main route between Kenmare and Glengarriff - quite astonishing really and would have been an exposed route in bad weather! However, for me it was hot and sweaty. There were flying ants everywhere but I was having a great time with beautiful views behind and ahead.
The route down to Glengarriff itself took me through the nature reserve alongside the River Glengarriff. It was peaceful and I did my final reflections by the river, the tranquility reflecting the stillness and solitude I had experienced on the trail. I wasnt so much looking forward to the noise of the town ahead of me, so I walked slowly, embracing the grounding feeling of being surrounded by trees.
Glengarriff was indeed a bit mad and the corner where I officially began my walk was the exact opposite of my time on the trail - busy and loud! But I didnt mind so much. Instead I was just thankful for the calm on the Way.
Now back at the B&B feeling sad but happy. The usual mix of emotions at having finished a long distance walk! I've got the morning here in Glengarriff then on Monday morning I'll pop into Cork before my flight home, so will bring you along! Then there is less than 2 weeks before we hit the Rob Roy Way - absolutely cannot wait to be back in Scotland, one of my favourite places in the world!
How have you enjoyed following my journey around the Ring of Beara with Hillwalk Tours? Have you been inspired to come and explore this amazing part of the world? Thank you for walking with me! See you tomorrow!
A shorter day today on the Beara Way, exploring Dursey Island and finishing a loop of this little peninsula that I started yesterday. The main highlight though? Travelling across the ocean on Irelands only cable car, which also happens to be one of the only cable cars across the sea in the whole of Europe.
The cable car was once used to carry sheep and cattle to and from the island, but in 2012 is was designated for humans only. The island itself was full of history. It was a slave depot used by the Vikings to hold their Irish captives until they had enough to warrant sailing a ship back to Scandinavia. Nowadays it is home to a handful of folk, most of the houses crumbling and in various rates of decay.
I climbed up to the highest point, a prominent and windy spot upon which sat an old signal tower, then headed down to the most westerly point. Ahead, nothing but ocean. I could however just take in the old lighthouse that was destroyed in the 1800's, leaving men stranded on the rock as they waited 12 days for help. That cant have been fun... Whilst waiting for my return trip on cable car I spotted two dolphins swimming past, leaping through the waves joyfully. Amazing. I wasnt so sure of the rough sea myself and was happy enough watching from solid ground!