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.