Thursday, August 7, 2008
As Michael Caine, the actor, would say: "Not many people know that".
I'm sure that not many people know that Michael Dwyer's Cottage in the Glen of Imaal has a connection with Mutiny on the Bounty.
The story goes that when Michael Dwyer and his gang were going about these parts creating as much trouble and strife for the British and the locals as possible, a gunfight took place at the cottage in which Sam McAllister was killed.
At a later stage Dwyer was captured and transported to New South Wales in 1803 where the Governor at the time was non other than William Bligh, Captain of the famous Bounty.
As some wit said recently about all the great Irish 'heroes': "If only they could look about now and see the shower of skangers, crooks and hypocrites that they died for".
This is a Youth Hostel at the end of Glenmalure Valley...didn't seem to be much activity.
I believe this ruined building to be Drumgoff Barracks
The purple color on the hill is heather.
Posted by Crange at 10:41 PM