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  • Friday, August 1, 2014

    A Lime Kiln

    Just off the trail near Lauragh, I saw a sign that said "Lime Kiln 100 meters."

    I counted my steps, for some reason, and decided that it was more than 100 meters.

    From a plaque in front, I learned that it was built in the early 1800s by Finin O'Sullivan, a prosperous and enterprising merchant who resided on the spot, where he also operated a tannery. In addition, and the part I found most interesting, he had two hookers carrying goods to and from Cork city.

    I learned much later that a hooker in Ireland is a sort of sailing boat.