Hello everyone. Today, you’ll need to have your wits about you – we are out on the coastline, clambering over the rocks and stones to get views of the ruins of Kilbarron Castle, I’m always telling anyone who will listen that any walk anywhere in Ireland will satisfy all interests- for the nature lovers there is so much to see, for the history buffs, there’s bound to be a connection to something, or a set of old ruins on the way, for the scientist, the geologist. the artist, the botanist, endless opportunities, for the health enthusiast, the fresh air and space is intoxicating – It really has something for everyone. And to prove my point, just look at the colours of the rocks and stones here, and ponder their formation – or just enjoy the bright bursts of sea thrift (surely the coast’s answer to the Cherry Blossoms?) and the wild violets, – or as you spot the ruins of Kilbarron Castle, allow yourself to be transported to a time when the O’Donnells reigned supreme in the kingdom of Tír Chonáill, and later in the 17th century, an historian named Michael Cleary ( Mícheál O’ Cléirigh) set about collecting as much information as he could so that the Irish past would not be forgotten – O’Cléirigh was born at Kilbarron Castle, and his scholarship became part of the very famous ‘Annals of the Four Masters’, one of the most important chronicals of Irish history. Or you can just enjoy a happy little cormorant, contemplating a swim!
Enjoy everyone! Stay safe x