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kernowclimber
2010-05-31 23:50:28
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A nyns yw an maw ma skav?!!
Ah, Mr Jackill, you are very quick and I am indeed rumbled!! I hail from across the Celtic Sea, from the land of the saints, Kernow (Cornwall). Legend has it that St Piran, our patron saint, arrived on the north Cornwall coast from Ireland on a millstone. He introduced Christianity to the pagan Cornish and taught them how to smelt tin ore (tin mining of course became of vital economic importance to Cornwall), founding an oratory in the towans (sand dunes) of the place that he was washed ashore. The Cornish mispronounced his name and so Kieran was mutated to Piran. The Parish of Perranzabuloe derives from the medieval Latin 'Perranus in Sabulo' (Piran in the sand) and belonged originally to the site of the oratory.

Each year on the Sunday nearest the 5th March, St Piran's Day is celebrated by thousands of Cornish who march through the towans of Perranzabuloe to watch a re-enactment of St Piran's coming to Kernow and the dawn of Christianity, brandishing the flag of St Piran, the white cross on a black background. This represents the black raw tin ore and the silver/white smelted metallic tin. A musical finale at the old oratory and the laying of bunches of daffodils at the Celtic cross concludes proceedings. It's always common to spot an Irish flag in the procession, in celebration of a shared Celtic heritage and culture.
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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 7 hours ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 7 hours ago.
Visited in 2014. There's a sandy beach and a solid pier with slipway and a picnic table facing the mainland. The road from the pier all the way thru the village is a robust concrete one, but it's ...

  
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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep 9 hours ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep 9 hours ago.
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Inishsirrer: Part of a road from the past
magicstep 9 hours ago.
There's a salty tidal lake on the island.

  
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Inishsirrer: Uninhabited except a few sheep.
magicstep a day ago.
I did kayak to the island in 2014. There is a slipway facing the mainland. Lot's of ruined houses. Walking is decent as the island is flat but in places ground is uneven and overgrown, there are o...

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Knockroe: OMG - I forget to check the MV page!
Pepe 2 days ago.
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ewen 2 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

  
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Bleantasour Mountain: A boggy but short ascent route
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
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A handy way up two western Monavulaghs.
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Milk Hill: Carry on bagging
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
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ewen 3 days ago.
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