Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

We usually attend the Saint Patrick’s day parade in one of the local town’s with the children’s school, but this year they decided they wanted a break. It was a dry day, but bitterly cold with a blustery easterly wind.

Avoiding towns we headed toward the Nephin Wilderness Area (Wild Nephin). It is a rather grand title for what isΒ 11,000 hectares of planted forest and upland agricultural land, though admittedly there is also plenty bogs, heaths, lakes, rivers and mountains.

The landscape is stunning. There is plenty to see, particularly if you like walking or cycling. The area includes much of the Nephin Beg Mountain Range,Β  which is a beautiful but little explored part of Ireland.

 

 

 

 

20 thoughts on “Saint Patrick’s Day

    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      ..i know my grandmother used to say they should go in around St Patrick’s Day! Not that we ever manage that!

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      It has been a long winter, even here in the west of Ireland where snow is not common we have had our fair share. And despite the cold east winds this last couple of days we have had sun too. The spring equinox is not far off:-)

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