|The ruined fifteenth century abbey.|
Thursday, June 6, 2013
5th June: Cathy Pentek and Sherkin Island
The day began with a visit to artist Cathy Pentek’s home in the country beyond Skibbereen. Coincidentally the house was next door, albeit a kilometre or so further along and on the opposite side of the road, to the cottage we had rented last year when, in the course of our evening strolls,
The Sherkin Island ferry leaves Baltimore at two-thirty. We arrived there at one o’clock conveniently in time to enjoy my favourite Irish lunch, crab sandwiches washed down with a glass of Murphy’s Stout. Sherkin Island, of which, during our few hours there, we saw not a lot is worthy of more time; on our next trip we shall take and earlier ferry.