"Shell Cottage, Abbeyside" Dungarvan Things to Do Tip by pure1942

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  • Shell Cottage - Dungarvan
      Shell Cottage
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  • Shell Cottage - Dungarvan
      Shell Cottage
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Captain Dave Foley was the owner of Shell Cottage in Abbeyside. During his voyages he would frequently collect shells from his ports of call and on his return home would use the shells to decorate the cottage in intricate patterns and mosaic pictures. The cottage is now uninhabited but is stilll private property. You can still see the shell designs at the front of the cottage but the most impressive display is on the rear wall. You can catch a glimpse if you look down the side of the house to the rear garden.
Another unusual feature of the cottage is the grass. The variety of grass known as "Mind Your Own Business" is a variety of grass that looks quite like clover. The grass does not grow.

Address: Abbeyside, Dungarvan
Directions: Cross the causeway from dungarvan and turn right at the traffic lights onto Strandside South. At the end of the road turn left and Shell Cottage is on your left.

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  • Written Jan 30, 2008
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