Co-ordinates of Glenribbeen are as follows
N 52.08.50 W 07.53.12 or
Simple Decimal: Latitude:52.148. Longitude: -7.888.
Loc8 Code is: YXN-18-K76
A new production of Peter telling "Lies and Legends of Lismore" (GPS-based local road-trip) is in the works, see Navigatour for more information.
InterCity services run from Dublin’s Heuston and Connolly Stations to Belfast, Sligo, Ballina, Westport, Galway, Limerick, Ennis, Tralee, Cork, Waterford and Rosslare Europort. Services also run between Rosslare Europort and Limerick; Cork and Tralee; and Cork and Limerick. Timetables
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There are Bus Éireann (051-879 000) services in both directions between Lismore and Dungarvan (€5.10, 30 minutes) via Cappoquin on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, and a Sunday bus to Dublin (4½ hours) at 3.45pm. On Friday there are buses to Waterford (€12, 1¼ hours) at 5.40pm and Cork (1¼ hours) at 9.50am. Cork is also served on Sunday at 6.20pm except in July and August. Buses stop outside O’Dowd’s on West St.
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Glenribbeen is ideally placed to tour the whole of the Southern area.
The Loc8 code for Glenribbeen Eco Lodge is XYN-18-K76 By clicking on it a seperate window will open and you can find us on the O.S. map. along with our details. Loc8 is a great free system where any point in Ireland can be readily found - good to within 6meters.
Mt Melleray, a Trappist monastery, is a 2 hours walk behind Glenribbeen.
Old map of Glenribbeen in Dungarvan Library. - showing our stream along the Fisherman's Path to river.
Aerial View of Glenribbeen (centre) 1:5000. For view 1:2000 CLICK
Road left - to Killarney
Road to right - to Dungarvan - Waterford- Rosslare - mainland Europe. Glenribbeen is 60kms from Cork or Waterford and Cashel.
And 120kms from Killarney. The international frryport of Rosslare (Co Wexford) is 135kms whether the main road or the stunning coast road is taken. NB the coast road will add a minimum of 30mins but in truth taking the car-ferry at Arthurstown to Passage ast and following the coastal road to Dungarvan will probably cost several hours as it's Ireland in a microcosm and well worth the deviation - IF one has time - during the day.
Glenribben Cave - a one-time slate quarry. Wonderful ferns and moss everywhere. The moss shows just how clean the air-quality is aroubd here. We collect som of our stones from here for the garden.
The cave itself is about 4m x 3m and about 30m deep with a fresh-water spring at the nd the locals used for drinking water in days past. It isn't safe to enter after heavy rain as there are regular rock falls. There is sometimes evidence of larger animals 'nesting' perhaps badgers or a fox. Our dogs won't go in!
Unsolicited praise for Peter's archery lessons; The Kids had ball with their day at yours...they certainly have been talking about it alot since. David was particularly impressed with himself. It is great to see kids with a boost to their self esteem! We've had a look around here for lessons...but can only find olympic archery, do you have any contacts in NI? I did look up the clip on "Tibetan Archery" on YouTube....and died giggling.
We were so caught up with the proceedings ourselves on the day...that we also forgot to take a picture. That is a great shame!
During the lessons we were impressed in your skill at dealing directly and ably with children that you don't know and are quite young. As David is Autistic Spectrum...you handled him very well, and held his attention fabulously. In particular our 2 work better with practical instruction that is not delivered in a "Childish"/patronising way. Important to learn that fun can be had in a disciplined way, rather than just wild carry-on (sometimes!).
One suggestion that we thought of is that Kids always respond well to rewards...a wee badge, photo or certificate would go down very well.
If we're back in your neck of the woods, we'll certainly be calling by again! And passing on the word!