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Thursday, 29 May 2014

A Stop Off At St. Hugh's

On the way home from Cavan Burren it's quite a tradition for me to
stop off at St. Hugh's, Leitrim, quite close to Drumshambo just off of
 the Dowra to Drumshambo road.

Four of us took this detour this time


Here we can visit St. Hugh's Well


which is this place


and St. Hugh's Sweathouse


which is this structure


Approaching the Sweathouse is very pretty any time of the year.


A second bridge to get closer


and then explore here and wonder what once went on here


The sound of the small but busy burn, plus bird sing calls any visitor to relax here.


Now to the well, and on the way there Rowan blossom is abundant
and very fragrant


Same with Hawthorn blossom.


At the well we must take a sip ...


but with the rich iron in the water, its a bit like rusty nails.

You may wonder about this sign


but I am not keen on coins or any metal being put into a well
despite it's ancient tradition.

Several large and ancient Holly trees here too.


This is a grand picnic area too.


Wonderful views of Lough Allen and beyond here


And a place to take lovely portrait pics of friends.


We have a Bards In The Woods Meet up here on 31st August 2014, Heritage Week. The focus will be on picnic, these local ancient sites, mature native trees, poems, stories, relaxation, nature's sounds. Do join us

Click here for the St. Hugh's event page for our August time here

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