.feed-links {display:none !important;}

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Lots Of Bards and Picnics at Derrycarne

Derrycarne Demesne, Co. Leitrim is one of my favourite forests we go to, definitely in the top 5, but each time we go there very few people share with us. For one, this makes parking easy.

Not on this Sunday, though. Lots of cars parked and our first summery Sunday day, though still cool at around 13C, especially when it clouded over from time to time.

As usual here, it's off to the fairy ring, as few of us present had been there yet. I think we had 8 of us. It was almost 20 of us at one point but several dropped out within an hour or two of us being here. Well it did drizzle before we arrived.

The 'hidden' fairy ring now had a path through it?


Looking back you can see some of the henge ...


No path to the hidden well, though, but the marker log still there ...


The well seems to be more overgrown and It took me awhile to find it ...


After here, nobody really wanted a woodland walk. Everyone wanted to tuck into the picnic, and why not :-)

As we approached the beach with its picnic tables we saw some folks were there before us"


It's really heartwarming to see so many people, at last, co I got here to enjoy this forest. I think it was a family re-union and we were not invited to join in.

Good picnicking though ...


and they had their own group of Bards too :-)


Still uninvited, we moved on to a spot by the Shannon ...


and settled into our own picnic


with its own bardic moments too, videos later ...


The sun went in and the wind was cool, so we did go for a walk, after all ...


Passed the very left of the country estate house that was once here


while others played on the fallen longs and let imagination lead the way ...


Just pass this log was an unused picnic table where we carried on with our picnic from where we left off.

Then it was farewells time, 3 hours here passes very quickly ...


I'm already longing to come back to Derrycarne.

No comments :

Post a Comment