The Journey so far

Happy 1 month of walking anniversary family! Sending you my love and admiration and gratitude for all you are doing on this beautiful and healing journey. I can’t wait to join you when you’re nearer the crown

 

Hey family we are in Millstreet at a beautiful well the most visited in Ireland after a short while we moved onto  Donaraile, Co. Cork

. The follow the route of O Sullivans march.

http://www.bearatourism.com/osullivanclan/march.html

There has been much learning along the way so far and they are well met by most. Community alert texts are keeping Garda interest in the walkers but they have met with amazement and amusement and slight disbelief by our peacekeepers. Relations are starting to be bridged and develop.

Tonight they will accept hospitality from a mountain man who gifted them with a peaceful shillelagh upon the Paps of Danu.
http://m.fightland.vice.com/…/real-irish-fighting-a-history…

There are many warm stories around the fire and peacefulness of what is natural. They are well and all is well!

Today the walkers reach Donaraile, Co. Cork. The follow the route of O Sullivans march.https://youtu.be/yvDtHbPcsXUhttp://www.bearatourism.com/osullivanclan/march.html There has been much learning along the way so far and they are well met by most. Community alert texts are keeping Garda interest in the walkers but they have met with amazement and amusement and slight disbelief by our peacekeepers. Relations are starting to be bridged and develop. Tonight they will accept hospitality from a mountain man who gifted them with a peaceful shillelagh upon the Paps of Danu. http://m.fightland.vice.com/blog/real-irish-fighting-a-history-of-shillelagh-law-and-hob-nailed-boot-stompingThere are many warm stories around the fire and peacefulness of what is natural. They are well and all is well!

Posted by Saraí Humble on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

cahersiveen

Cnoc na Tobar
in Cahersiveen,Co Kerry

Cnoc an Tobar is the where Enflaith group have arived. It is a sacred pilgrim mountain over looking Kells Bay Co Kerry .We set off from cahersiveen at 10.30 and plan to camp at kells bay. Xx Saraí Humble

Cnoc na Tobar-A brief History-

 

Cnoc na Tobar, it is situated on a  mountain top over looking Kells Bay Cahersiveen, Co Kerry.

As one of Ireland’s most sacred mountains. Similar to Croagh Patrick and Mount Brandon. Cnoc na Tobar is a part  of twelve pilgrim trails of Ireland. 

 It has been a sacred pilgrim site since prehistoric and medieval times.  To state its importance, it is the site of the festival of Lughnasa, the harvest festival. Great fireslit by people. They would sing,dance and praise the gods for a great harvest. But since medieval times it has being used as part of the Christian pilgrims routes.

 It stands at 690m, a “stand-alone” mountain north of Cahersiveen and rising sheer out of Dingle Bay. One of the most impressive mountains in the Iveragh peninsula.  The climbs it self is a trail  which is clearly marked. In front of you iconic Skellig rocks gradually appears in the horizon as you walk.

Historical facts

In 1885, the Cahersiveen parish priest , Canon Brosnan, organised the erection of stations of the cross on the route from St Fursey’s Well to the summit of Cnoc an Tobar.  before you take on the summit, there is a well. dedicated to St. Fursey or St. Fursa, the sixth-century saint. It  is known for its healing mineral properties, especially for eye problems. 

 

the true summit is not the cross build by the Catholic church.  You will have continued to the northwest. Go straight over a turf /bog. There is a small cairn build by pre-Christians and this is the summit.

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/travel/go-walk-cnoc-na-dtobar-knocknadobar-co-kerry-1.1970014

http://www.kerrygems.com/kerry-gems-app/the-best-walks-in-kerry/cnoc-na-dtobar/