Remembering one of the most memorable summers in years – Cork and beyond!

With schools and colleges opening their doors for the next influx of students back from the holidays this week and onto next week and September now upon us we can safely say that summer is finally over for many of us. And what a summer it has been, after year upon year of dull rain drenched summers that had us in usually jumping on the nearest flight to the sunny beaches of the Mediterranean whilst cursing our miserable weather and neglecting the many coastal delights and scenery close at hand to us at home, summer 2013 proved to be a welcome anomaly, predominantly dry and sunny allowing us to fully take in the many hidden gems locally.

Summer may be gone but we won’t forget the few weeks in July a record-breaking heatwave turned Ireland temporarily into the costa del sol, having us slathering on suncream, donning our shorts and beachwear and flocking to the nearest beaches up and down the country from the coastlines of east cork to Dublin and beyond. Aside from the good weather the many summer festivals up and down the country took on an extra glow and emphasis due to the Continue reading