Crookhaven in low winter sunlight
You love the Mizen! That’s all we can conclude when we look at which of our Facebook photographs resonated most with our readers and followers this year.
Cairn on Dunlough Head, looking east along the Mizen and Dunmanus Bay
We post a couple of photographs each week on our Facebook page and we are always delighted when they are liked and shared. The vast majority of these images are from West Cork, and many are from our own Peninsula, the Mizen.
So, as we look back over 2015, here are your top picks from the Mizen Peninsula, beginning with the most liked/shared. Next week, we will post the top West Cork (non-Mizen) Facebook photographs.
Near Dunlough Bay, on the way to Three Castle Head
Not much text to plough through this week. Consider that your Christmas present from us!
Goleen Village looks so colourful and inviting in the summer
There’s nothing we like better than wandering around West Cork with our cameras – it’s an endless feast. Enjoy – and tell us which is your personal favourite!
The famous 12 Arch Bridge at Ballydehob
The Magnificent Mizen!
The Winding Road…the Cappaghglass high road in autumn
We saw these Jacob sheep on the slopes of Mount Corrin
Sun and shadow – the quintessential West Cork lighting conditions
Farmhouses in the shadow of Mount Gabriel
Ballydehob Bay. This one was taken close to the same place as The Winding Road, but facing the opposite direction, towards Foilnamuck
The North Side of the Mizen – so beautiful and so few people
The Three Castles, from the lake. No Mizen post would be complete without at least one view of this iconic place
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Thank you all for your appreciative comments. The Mizen is an extraordinary place, we think.
It sure is a beautiful place where I spent most of my life & look forward to every time I return
Beautiful photos! They make me want to paint. So looking forward to your visit to FSJ during the Christmas season. See you soon.
Great photographs! Even the sheep look particularly intelligent. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful place. Thank you Finola and Robert for your engaging and uplifting blogs!
A lovely collection that brings back the flavour of my recent visit. Many thanks for the aide-memoir..
Wishing you both a nourishing Solstice holiday.
It seems that the camera is intoxicated by the Mizen. It doesn’t matter which we it looks their is something stunning to picture. Just returned from a short break in West Cork and these photographs create such longing to return. Soon.
A wonderful collection of images (my fave is the winding road at Cappaghglass). Wishing you a happy Solstice wherever you’re celebrating it xxx
Great pics which remind us all of the incredibly beauty all around us here, which is actually enhanced by the best oh human intervention but of course threatened by the worst of it. we need to keep faith with that “ancient energy” which E J Carr correctly refers to – my little attempt at that yesterday was 4 hours of collecting plastic rubbish washed up on the shoreline all round the fringes of Rossbrin Cove. Some years ago a diving friend told me that off Mizen Head it looks like a plastic bag motorway down there, for all its magnificent beauty on the surface view !
Final thought for 2015 – think you could bundle a lot of the Journal (text and pics) into a printed book, a portrait of the Mizen, West Cork, way of life, past and present, etc – would make a nice treasury/memento/gift book – maybe you aleady have this in mind ??
Lovely to see the townland my grandmother was from: Dunlough, the Three Castles. Thanks for posting these gorgeous photos. Blessed Holidays to all!
I had the joy of looking across Dunmanus Bay everyday for 3 years and watching the character of The Mizen change by then hour. The winter Solstice to the Spring Equinox…… watching the sun from late November roll across the upper edge of the peninsula , rarely rising above the peaks. Evenings the Sun and the Gorse fires would meld into a burning melody of intensity. Fire,earth,ancient energy.
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