St. Patrick's Day adventures in Co. Mayo included my curiosity for Moore Hall and it's forest. Here is one of the trails to it's doors.
And this is the path that I took first,
But before I go, must take a pic of the all important picnic table in case we come here again
Further along the trail ...
and we arrive here ...
I will provide a link to the Moore's story at the end.
Next, into the massive walled garden, largely overgrown and walls down now. Here's a few pics.
There's a tunnel at the back of the house, but no idea what it is for ... a couple of pics
I had seen enough, and not the most exciting of forest to me, though many people do come here for the wonder of the straight tree avenues that satisfy their sense of beauty.
I do not regard this as at a Forest Bathing section, too dark, too much a heritage of dark actions maybe, and not close to water ... so time to get back close to the water and walk another path there.
Yes, take the picnic tables pic here ...
and this does have a wide straight path too, this time to the water
or you can take the more interesting windy woodland path
and you will end up at some ivy covered medieval church ruins, hard to capture in photo ..
and the burial place of the Moores
One more look at the lough to sustain some peace before I leave.
Really, I'm not sure if I will return. Its not a Forest Bathing spot really, a good one for joggers and power walkers though.
Here's the link about the Moore Family, I think you may be surprised about their story.