Kerry Way December 24th 2009

A great hike on the Kerry Way

The Kerry Way December 24 2009

Today we walked from Blackwater bridge to Kenmare, a distance of 14.5 k. This was a nice challenge. Pauline walked with Sinead and myself for part of the way [till Templenoe]. We hiked on through Lacka forest and on to Gortamullin. The views from Gortamullin were excellent, northwards we could see Carrauntoohill wreathed in snow, snow so pure so white looking. Below us we could see the town of Kenmare, nestling at the head of the long sea inlet. The air was calm and cold [minus 3 or 4 centigrade at times] and the waters of the bay were without a ripple. In 2011 Aurora Roberts  and I will walk some or all of this route with the Sierra Club. We enjoyed a pint or two when we reached the journey’s end.

I intend to upload some pictures to google earth and include one or two here

Kerry Way near Blackwater Bridge

Kenmare bay 24 12 2009

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Joe is an author, poet, historian, and guided walks consultant. He lives in Newport, Co. Mayo. Scriptwriter and presenter of “Old Port to Newport”, Joe McDermott is the author of a number of fiction and non-fiction books including Sheegorey (historical fiction), the History of St. Mary’s Hospital, Castlebar, as well as hiking guide books such as The Western Way, The Bangor Trail, and The Foxford Way.

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