Cape Clear Island close up: Walk and Talk

When:
July 28, 2012 – July 29, 2012 all-day
2012-07-28T04:00:00+00:00
2012-07-29T04:00:00+00:00
Contact:
Dorothee
083 4200133.

Learn about the cultural and social history of Ireland’s southernmost island while exploring the maritime scenery the Titanic passed 100 years ago.

This walk takes ca 3 1/2-4 hours and is partly on rough ground (medium difficulty). It is suitable for medium fit adults and for children from 12 years upwards. Please bring suitable footwear and weather-appropriate clothing as well as sunscreen. It would also be good to bring binoculars.

The island has a pub, a small restaurant and a shop but it is still recommended to bring food and water on the walk.

This being the 100th anniversary of the sailing and sinking of the Titanic, we spend time at the Old Cape Clear lighthouse from where you can overlook much of the SW coast east to Galley Head and west beyond the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse where the Titanic sailed past. A couple of surprises on this subject are kept for the walk!

Apart from breathtaking views we will see built heritage from neolithic times to the 21st century and we’ll relate the social history of the island to this heritage. We’ll also look at the meaning of Irish placenames of the island and generally get an overview of the Irish language heritage of Cape Clear Island.

There is no charge for the walk, but it is left to participants to make a contribution.

For registration please fill in the form at
http://www.cleire.ie/capetrail.html or email eolas @ cleire.ie or text
Dorothee @ 083 4200133.

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