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!!


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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