An Fhianait=The Wild Place!!

26 Jun 2012 – En route to Dublin

An Fhianait/Fenit=The Wild Place, is a small village in Co Kerry located on N side of Tralee Bay app 10km/6mi W of Tralee town.

Fenit Marina (1997), largely with the aid of EU funding is a 130-berth marina located at Fenit harbour and is connected to the land by an 800m causeway and viaduct. The marina caters to leisure craft for boats from 6m-15m in length with an approach depth of 5m which provides access at all tidal levels. The min depth of water is 3m.

In 1851 a lighthouse was built on the little Samphire island, located a few hundred meters west of Fenit pier. A large bronze sculpture of Saint Brendan was erected in 2004 on Great Samphire Island, the rock around which the harbour was built. This island has been utilised as part of the port development.

Appreciations to Ailis for arranging this lovely sail trip.

Not sure what is wrong but it is taking forever to upload pix on the blog in Ireland. All postings from Ireland will be edited and updated. For the time being will acknowledge all the wonderful people who has made Co Kerry & Cork a memorable experience: a million thanks to Catherine & Denis Brosnan and their family, Ursula & George, Jim & Moria for all their hospitality. Another special million thanks to Catherine for driving me all over.

As one who has often felt this need, and who has found refreshment in wild places, I attest to the recreational value of wilderness – George Aiken

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