|Lisi and Linda planting, myself watching!|
|Looking from Glandore towards the sheltered fishing village of Union Hall|
. . . and on to Coppinger's Court.
During the early 1600s this amazing pile was built by Sir Walter Coppinger but he was able to enjoy his home here for a very short while - the building was ransacked and burned in the course of the 1641 rebellion and has since stood as a ruin. Coppinger who, according to legend gained most of his considerable wealth by adroit use of the law, trickery, document editing and forgery, was not it seems one of the more pleasant of our species. He also earned a reputation for dealing swiftly and mercilessly with any opposition to his rapacious ambitions.
Our pleasant day ended much as it began with late afternoon tea and apple tart at "Apple Betty's Café" in Skibbereen.