Visits For May, 2004

Sunday, 16th May 2004

Views, views and more views

Back to Leitrim again, this time to scale the hill I didn't feel up to last week. It was worth every ounce of the effort! A 5km round walk (a horizontal 5km - if you work it out properly it would be closer to 6km!) on the eastern slopes of Truskmore took me to three diverse monuments and provided views to travel-a-long-way-for.

Southward Crockauns, Keelogyboy, Leean Mountain and Benbo combine to make a skyline that is perhaps beyond comparison. Looking west across the hill top Sligo bay is visible through a deep gorge between Cope's Mountain and Kings Mountain (Sliabh M??r).

I won''t be back up here in a hurry though: it really is a very steep climb initially. I took over 150 photos up the top though, so I shouldn't have to go back. This in no way means I wouldn't love to be back there again at some time, but I think I'll enjoy the view from the valley floor next time.

Barracashlaun (Co. Leitrim)Court Tomb5 New Images
Aghamore (Co. Leitrim)Wedge Tomb7 New Images
Aghamore (Co. Leitrim)Cairn2 New Images
Tawnamachugh (Co. Leitrim)Portal Tomb7 New Images
Aghamore (Co. Leitrim)Hut Circle1 New Image
Corracloona (Co. Leitrim)Court Tomb5 New Images
Killargue (Co. Leitrim)Holy Well3 New Images
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