water and woods

Milltown Woods, Lurganboy, Leitrim

The River Bonet runs through these woods and it’s just so peaceful walking around there, listening to the water rushing and the birds singing. There are several walkways, some uphill where you see bluebells and some fairly flat so suitable for all levels of fitness. In among the bluebells I saw a white one, it’s […]

Tiptoe through the Bluebells

I love Spring, the awakening of new growth, the longer days, the light making the leaves look luminous.   This year there seems to be an abundance of bluebells. I’m blessed to work quite near the most beautiful forest in Roscommon. It’s been such a pleasure to stop there and just wander for a while. […]

Ballina and back

Yesterday I went to Ballina for the day. I had to go to a couple of shops there so I tied it in with a visit to Belleek Woods. It’s a beautiful forest just outside Ballina town and along the banks of the River Moy.

Down at Dooney Rock

I needed to get some more photos of Dooney Rock for the Sligo-secrets site so in between the hail showers yesterday I headed out. Of course it would have been nicer if the sun was shining! Lough Gill looks a lot nicer when it’s blue. On my walk back to the car I spotted something […]

Strokestown Park

This week I had one of the best visits I’ve had in a while.  It’s taken me days to go through the photos because I took so many and also because it’s such a big place.  I headed to Strokestown Park in Roscommon and got to meet John O’Driscoll the director of the park, he’s […]

Ten minutes in Hazelwood

Back to Hazelwood this morning.  I was hoping to get some more bluebell pics but things didn’t go as planned and we had a little companion on our walk. At first this was fine and Rocket-dog was quite happy with this other little fella tagging along. Then he tried to get a bit ‘friendly’!! Rocket-dog […]