― © Ann Brien ∙ One of my favourite places to holiday in Ireland is Allihies, Beara Peninsula, West Cork. It was while hubby and I were enjoying one of our lengthy stays there during the autumn of 2010 that I took these photos. The weather was scorching hot with blue skies most days. Ballydonegan Bay, Allihies, West Cork. Taken October 2010. ∙ © Ann Brien ∙ © Ann Brien ∙ © Ann Brien ∙ © Ann Brien .