I was looking for bluebells this week and I saw a post on a friend’s Facebook page of a beautiful stairway surrounded by bluebells. I had to go and see this place for myself. It was the walk to O’Rourke’s Table.
Google maps took me to the wrong place, so after ending up halfway up a mountain on a dirt track I headed to Newtownmanor…and I found the entrance to the walk.
It’s a short walk but there are over 300 steps to climb. I would have filmed it but all you’d have been able to hear would have been my heavy breathing! To be honest walking up with a bad back and a dodgy hip wasn’t the best idea but I did it.
The stairway really is beautiful, surrounded by hundreds of bluebells. As I walked up I could hear the cuckoo, a sign that summer is on the way.
The views from the top are spectacular! You can see all over Leitrim and Sligo, there’s a picnic table if you fancy bringing a picnic – a great chance to relax and catch your breath.
The walk down is much easier, of course, and it really is worth a visit. I hope you like the photos.