Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Road Trip: Glen of Aherlow




A couple of months ago we went on a mini road trip from Kilfinnane to Glenbrohane, and from there downhill towards Ballylanders and then slowly along the Glen between the Slievenamuck Mountains to the north and the Galtee Mountains to the south, towards Bansha. (I love the name 'Slievenamuck'. It's Irish for 'Mountain of Pigs'.) We took our time, managed to get spectacularly lost before we ended up near the Moore Abbey near Galbally (where I took the picture of the daisies) and chilled a bit, and got talking to a pair of local women who were just hanging out there beside the little River Aherlow. We moseyed along, looking for a particular hotel we'd stopped in many years ago, which has since closed and is up for sale - not too surprising, given the economic situation in recent years. It's a lovely location, what with all the woods around, very pretty.

We got to Bansha on the N24, drove the few miles to Tipperary Town and got a bite to eat before heading home. Feeling nice and chilled. It was a lovely afternoon.