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BALTIMORE

Baltimore is only 8 miles from Skibbereen. It is a little seaport and a thriving tourist mecca, it is also the base for the ferry to Sherkin Island and to Cape Clear. In the summer many yachts and boats moor there and there is a pleasant holiday atmosphere. The sea activities also extend to Dinghy sailing, pleasure boating, bird watching, deep-sea fishing and diving. It is a great place to go for a pint on a summers evening and listen to some Irish music.
There is also the Beacon which is a white painted pillar which can be seen out to sea from a long distance and of course has something to do with the sailors.
Way back in history Baltimore was sacked by the Algerians believe it or not, this is how the town of Skibbereen got started and developed, because the people of Baltimore were fed up of always being invaded and they started to more further up the river Illen and so Skibbereen came into being.

WATER SPORTS IN BALTIMORE

OLD COURT - JUST OUTSIDE SKIBBEREEN

Old Court in just outside Skibbereen town and it is on the road to Baltimore so you come across this boat yard on your way to Baltimore. It is always a colourful place.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A WONDERFUL AND LIVELY PLACE IN SUMMER
  • Cons:MAYBE SOMETIMES TOO BUSY
  • In a nutshell:THIS IS A SMALL BUT COLOURFUL AND LIVELY HARBOUR
  • Last visit to Baltimore: Aug 2006
  • Intro Written Dec 4, 2006
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    Jan 26, 2007 at 11:29 PM

    I just watched a documentary on the taking of white Christian slaves from Baltimore to the Barberry coast of North Africa. How amazing.

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