Ireland’s long history is riddled with ancient mythology and folklore. Ireland’s ancient societies, the Druids and the Celtics, believed in the power of magic and many of these beliefs spread to modern day legends told again and again across the country. Stories of warriors with all the knowledge of the world, fairies playing pranks on farm owners and leprechauns hiding their gold at the end of a rainbow add to the mysterious appeal of Ireland.
In Irish mythology, the Dagda was a high priest who had a large and beautiful harp. During a war, a rival tribe stole Dagda’s harp and took it to an abandoned castle. Dagda followed the tribe and called to the harp. The harp came to Dagda and he struck the chords. The harp let out the Music of Tears and everyone in the castle began to cry. Dagda struck the chords again and the harp played the Music of Mirth and all the warriors began to laugh. Then, Dagda struck the chords a final time and the harp let out the Music of Sleep. Everyone but Dagda fell into a deep sleep, allowing him to escape with his magical harp unharmed.
This is the instantly recognisable Baltimore Beacon in County Cork. Once a welcomed sign of home for many sailors returning to the harbour now, the beacon is a photographer’s favourite and the perfect place to go to absorb the vast ocean views. The quaint coastal village of Baltimore sits on the edges of West Cork and prides itself on its warm welcomes and wonderful waterways. Take to the waters for a spot of whale watching or relax and chat with friends over a cup of freshly brewed coffee at the dainty Glebe Gardens and Café. Whatever the purpose of your visit here, it is sure to be a memorable one! 📸 (@misswalters_ch) #loveireland#ireland#irland#irlande#irlanda#cork#baltimore#coast#seaside#whalewatching#food