There is an interesting little church in Baltimore, Ireland. St. Mathew's Church in Baltimore village was consecrated in 1819 on land donated by the Rt. Hon. Lord John Carbery. Historically the church dates back to 1394. Here once more the O'Driscoll name appears. The first incumbent of the church was Matthew Ohydrsgol (O'Driscoll) And on the North West corner of the church is a 'benchmark' cut into the stone at about three feet off the ground and used for the depth measurements for marine charts for the whole area for the Admiralty Chart Survey.
Baltimore, Maryland has the large tourist area called The Inner Harbor. Baltimore, Ireland has a harbor also. From what I have been told and read the area is popular in the summer for sailing and motor boats. Locals from Cork City and County Cork come here in the summer to enjoy the water front. We were here in early spring and there was already a large crowed at the bars on the waterfront.
There are several bars just a few steps from the beach front in Baltimore,Ireland. They all seem to be connected and the largest of the group is Jacob's Pub. We were here on the Saturday before Easter and I do believe the entire town was at the pub also. There was literally a small village sized group hanging out on the sidewalks, congregating around the tables, all laughing and having a good time. So as all good visitors, we joined them. We also told our story of coming from Baltimore, Maryland to anyone who was patient enough to listen.
I thought this sign was kind of humorous, but there must be a reason for it. I guess with the local bars on the water front you might need warnings like this.
Just a short stop between Baltimore and Skibbereen to have a look at Inish Beg island, a private estate and gardens with Creagh church just in front. Although a lot cannot be seen without actually trespassing, the estate is in a lovely situation on the Ilen river.
Down a little lane on the left heading from Baltimre to Skibbereen.