Five Thousand Years

22nd November 2010
This morning I went to Mulranny, my friend Sean Carolan who leads guided walks of the area had sent me a map with a suggested location for a photograph of the Curraun Peninsula . The weather was so good today that i decided not to wait until Sean provided me with a guide as he said he would but just to hike up the hill. Well what a hill ! I fell twice going up and once coming down! I might have been better waiting for a guide then I might not have stepped into so many bog holes and not had to cross the same stream three times! Anyway I eventually made it to the top and what a surprise I got, the view was amazing !



I also met some of the wild goats that live in the hills.



Sean tells me that this is a very special ancient herd of Irish goats with a lineage of over five thousand years.I think one of them could well have survived the five thousand years judging by the length of his horns!!

Comments

Photo comment By Seán Carolan: Quality Workmanship Eamonn, great sky, I'd keep a close eye on that sky if I was u! Yea, the Mulranny goats, Nationwide r coming, in January to do a little 'film' on them, but we could do with a film camera person, from Wednesday 26th January to Tuesday 1st February, if u know anyone, we have a conservation expert coming over to do some research, should be fascinating.
Photo comment By Ann-Marie: Eamonn - What a great panorama and well worth the tripping and falling !! I did not realise it would be so beautiful - could be our next outing! It was truely a great evening last night Its nice to be part of the group - such good company.
Photo comment By Seán Carolan: By way of geography, we r lookin at, from left to right; Curraun Hill 541m, Knockletragh 462m and for thee finest view of west Mayo, Glaggan Mountain, at a humble 365m, I'm talking Clewbay, Curraun, Achill and Ballycroy National Park and the Nephin Mountain Range, u haven't seen Mayo, unless u've visited this peak!
Photo comment By Seán Carolan: I forgot to mention Bellacragher Bay in the foreground, which strands within three perches of Clew Bay at Mulranny, making Mulranny an 'Isthmus', which as every good landscape photographer knows is a narrow neck between two large land masses, aint that right Eamonn.

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