Fearing the onset of a heart attack but continuing anyway, I climbed the hill (could I get away with calling it a mountain?) beside Lough Ine, just outside Baltimore, Co. Cork. It’s the second time I’ve done it and I fear it may not be the last. While the climb may be a bitch from hell it’s all worth it once you get to the top and find a place to sit out of the reach of the millions of flies.

Lough Ine itself

Baltimore, Sherkin & Cape Clear Islands

Thankfully, the trip back down was about six times easier than the trip up. Mental note; next time bring water by the gallon.

The trip back down which if you didnt watch your footing, could have been a trip back down.

As always, more photos and the above photos in different sizes on Flickr.