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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Autumn At Derrycarne

I have been looking forward to returning to this forest and beautiful shore for months


Various people said they would be here, and various folks from overseas too.

During the morning it was drizzling, so the "not coming due to weather" messages came in, but like all Sundays this year the time in the forest was lovely. The sun came out for the time we were there.

Unfortunately, in one of my posts I said we were off to Glenfarne, so a couple of folks went there instead.
So, today it was just myself and Britta a visitor from Switzerland.

First, it was to seek out the hidden fairy ring, shown to me in Spring by Jonathan Pipe. In this pic you can make out some of the henge and the gap in it.


From this, go through the growth and there is the holy well


But the well was dry today, so I climbed inside and took a photo outwards


Lovely moss beside this well too


Many of the trees are labelled here


Shoreline is beautiful


Especially when the sun comes out


We enjoyed our picnic here for awhile, and then moved on


I enjoy stopping by these folly steps


The old ice house


This was once a lawn of the estate house here.


Another beautiful picnic spot here


As there was more daylight and the sun was shining we decided to have some time at Knockranny Woods, the place of next week's woodland gathering.

On the way, through Leitrim village, lunch temptation?


First a re-visit to the Knockranny court cairn




A view of Lough Meelagh


Then to the other end of the lough to the fairy house.

I think I have figured out the worn sculpture here. Look here, a kind of goblin on the back of a creature which is also riding on a fish like figure.



Sun was just setting, so we left here to return to Carrowcrory cottage


Such a wonderful afternoon, do share this with us sometime.


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