Wednesday, April 9, 2014

H is for Helvick





Helvick Head / Ceann Heilbhic (Irish)

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Helvick is a small fishing harbour, located at the mouth of Dungarvan Bay, protected by a breakwater in the form of a sturdy pier. 

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The pier is a hive of activity when the fisherman arrive in with their catch.

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A place of breath taking beauty with its sandstone cliffs as high as 70 metres above sea level, coastal walks and seabird colonies. The best views can be seen from the cove or the cliff top.


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While sea watching a variety of sea life can be spotted. Seals, dolphins, basking sharks, (I had a rather close encounter with basking sharks. Read about it here.), whales, and on occasion killer whales have even been spotted.


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For all the bird watchers out there, Helvick is a must. It is listed as themost important seabird colony in the country and an Area of Special Protection. The cliffs lend themselves as the ideal nesting site. 





6 comments:

Christiana P said...

Thanks for sharing another bit of Ireland. I've been there several times (even got married there), but this posts reminds me that I have far, far more to see.

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susan e. schwartz, ph.d., Jungian analyst said...

What interesting information. Helps to widen the world.
Regards,
Susan
Garden of Eden Blog

Jamie Dement (LadyJai) said...

So gorgeous! Ireland is definitely on my "to visit" list. I always wondered why we never went when my family lived in England! Would have been a heck of a lot cheaper :)

Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
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Jamie Dement (LadyJai) said...

So gorgeous! Ireland is definitely on my "to visit" list. I always wondered why we never went when my family lived in England! Would have been a heck of a lot cheaper :)

Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
My A to Z
Caring for My Veteran

http://queasypeasy.wordpress.com said...

Beautiful environment in which to live and enjoy the sea creatures. Not sure I'd be so happy about close encounters with sharks but. It reminded of the Doc Martin TV series Fort Wenn. Thank you for sharing your part of the world :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Ann - what a beautiful little fishing village, harbour, headland and generally a wildlife haven - must be beautiful .. it looks it

Now I really do want to come over and visit! Cheers Hilary