Showing posts with label Knockadoon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Knockadoon. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Walking on Knockadoon

 Walking on Knockadoon

pics taken 29.07.2023
White flowers, white clouds

Knockadoon is a small rural peninsula, close to the seaside town of Youghal in County Cork. Take care, and watch out for walkers in particular, as you make your way through the narrow roads to the pier. From there, you have a choice of two walks, the Capel Way Coastal Trail towards the west (made up of two loops, 2.5km and 6km) and, towards the east, you may take the Barry's Cove Way.

From the pier itself, you can look across to Youghal and you see more of that area if you take Barry's Cove Way. On the other hand, if you head west, you'll soon pass Capel Island, then an old Signal Tower. All the while, the ocean is to your left. Later again, views of Ballycotton and its lighthouse open up.

The old ruined signal tower. The towers were part of an all-island coastal defence system constructed in the early 19th century. The one in Kinsale (near the Old Head) has been restored and is open to the public.

Colours by the path

Look down! It's Eire 21. The message told World War 2 aerial invaders
that they were flying over neutral Ireland. It was one of a series around
the country. You'll find Eire 80 at Malin Head. This #21 is a recent reconstruction.

Capel Island

Sea below, colours above

Barley field.

Fishing boat at rest near the pier

Quiet here in mid-morning but all seats full at The Lobster Pot (Knockadoon) by lunchtime. Coffee and ice cream from 10 am / 10 pm Daily. Hot Food Mon/Fri 2pm/10pm Sat/Sun/B/H 1pm/10 pm Info at 083 4630906 / 086 0563331 #thelobsterpot

White flowers

Wild oats at the edge of a barley field

Youghal in the distance

Saturday, August 13, 2022

August walk on the lovely Knockadoon Peninsula in East Cork

 August walk on the lovely 

Knockadoon Peninsula in East Cork

The old signal tower over 200 years old.
It was built during the Napoleonic wars in response to the threat of a French invasion. There were 81 such towers with line-of-sight visibility from one to the next. 
Ballycotton Lighthouse, in the hazy distance.

Heading west, ocean to the left, cornfields to the right

Weather-beaten. This old post has been here for a long time

Painted Lady (afaik)

Lots of natural colours

Youghal in the distance across the water, with cornfields ripening, above and below

The Lobster Pot on Knockadoon. If you are relying on this you need to check opening hours before you go.

Rocks, slip and pier

Sail away!

Youghal in the distance.

More on the East Cork area, including what to see and where to eat, here

Two short videos from the walk.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Walking on Knockadoon. Two Ways!

Walking on Knockadoon. Two Ways!

Photos: 14.02.2022


On arrival at Knockadoon, you may take this walk to the left
and get better views of Youghal. Or take the Capel Way to the
right for better views of the island and more.
Of course, you may do both!

Youghal, from Barry's Cove Way

Well weathered

Youghal, from Knockadoon. slip

On. the way to the Signal Tower

Fishermen's lock-ups on the pier.

You won't go hungry here, at least not on weekends.

Cliffs and the island, also below

Capel Island from Barry's Cove Way, and below.

The ruin of the signal tower. In the middle distance, a man is working on
replacing the war time signal Eire 21, a message to aerial invaders
that they are flying over neutral Ireland. It was one of a series around
the country. You'll find Eire 80 at Malin Head.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Knockadoon Cliff Walk 26th April 2021

 Knockadoon Cliff Walk 26th April 2021

Ballycotton & Island distant IMG_1339

Ballycotton & Island distant 

Capel Island & Furze IMG_1330

Capel Island path IMG_1361

Dandelions IMG_1355

Pink & White flowers

Pink & White flowers

Pink Flowers

White flowers

Furze Ballycotton distant IMG_1345

Furze Ballycotton distant IMG_1346

Furze Ballycotton hazy IMG_1332

Furze IMG_1336

Glenawilling Beach 20210426_103948

Glenawilling Beach 20210426_103959

Lobster Pot IMG_1316

Paddy IMG_1341

Path Furze Sea IMG_1344

Piggery Protest Poster IMG_1327

Ploughed Fields IMG_1324

Signal Tower Cliffs IMG_1326

Signal Tower IMG_1328

Signal Tower IMG_1362

Yellow flowers IMG_1356

Youghal distant IMG_1329