Tuesdays of Texture : Week 44

Waterford

County Waterford

There is a lot of different texture in this shot of County Waterford and the Knockmealdown Mountains, (even the name is full of texture!)    The heather in the foreground is dying back, with not many purple flowers visible now, and this contrasts with the forest down below, and the farms and hills in the distance.

Here is another photo from our Sunday walk, our group of walkers in single file on the narrow track through the heather, on the East Munster Way

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Co Waterford

East Munster Way

Odd Ball Photo Challenge : Week 13

Sheep's Head, West Cork

Follow the Leader

Out for a Sunday Hike in Sheep’s Head in Bantry Bay – we are not lost, I promise!

Linked to Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

Wordless Wednesday : The Long Road Home

Long walk in Kinsale

Long walk in Kinsale

Climbing Cardiac Hill

 

Jaunting cars in Muckross Park,Killarney

Jaunting cars in Muckross Park,Killarney

Killarney is a beautiful place, it has the Lakes of KillarneyMuckross House and Gardens,  and Killarney National Park, which consists of about 4 300 acres, with many wild deer roaming the hillsides.   There is also Torc Waterfall and Torc mountain, and many other attractions in the area.

One of these ‘attractions’ is Cardiac Hill, a very steep climb made of uneven stone steps, in all we counted over 3000 steps to get to the top….there is a rope barrier to hold on to, if that is any consolation, and you will probably be completing this course in silence…the exertion of climbing and breathing will not leave much room for anything else.

Are we there yet....are we....

Are we there yet….are we….

Still, we persevered and the views at the top were worth the climb, apart from the aching legs next day, that is!

Lakes of Killarney, as seen from above.

Lakes of Killarney, as seen from above.

This climb doesn’t bring you to the top of Torc Mountain, in fact I think the trek up to the top of Torc is easier than this one, as it is more spread out with gentler climbs.But that’s for another day!!

Innisfallen Island, Lakes of Killarney

Innisfallen Island, Lakes of Killarney and Killarney town in the background

The Lakes of Killarney

We recently went hiking in Killarney National Park, around by Muckross House then to Torc Waterfall and we climbed up ‘Cardiac Hill‘ – a very good name for this very steep strenuous climb.   As you will see from the photos though, the climb was definitely worth it, though my body was aching for a few days afterwards!

The Wild Atlantic Way

Tourism Ireland have recently opened up a new tourist trail around the west coast of Ireland, called the Wild Atlantic Way, stretching from the north of Donegal all the way down to Kinsale in County Cork.  The trail is 2500 km of coastline, which you can drive/walk/run/cycle/jog, all at once or county by county. The route is very well signposted and there are great suggestions and itineraries and maps on the website, to help people plan their trip.

It is hard to believe that a country as small as Ireland would have a coastline on its western side of 2500 km, when the direct route from Kinsale to Donegal is about 420 km, but if you have ever been to Ireland, and driven on the narrow, twisting country roads, you will be able to imagine what this route is like.
Here are a few photos taken at Coolmore Beach, in my little section of the Wild Atlantic Way, in County Cork. There is so much information on the whole trail on the Tourism Ireland website, it is well worth a visit if you are thinking of exploring in Ireland.

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