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Along the River Suir...

  • Along the River Suir 1

    ALONG THE RIVER SUIR with DON BURKE (American/Canadian with Carrick Ancestry)

    A few years ago, I visited Carrick on Suir and had a chance to walk along the River Suir. This is a view of the river from about the town center, Carrickbeg on the far shore.

  • Along the River Suir 2

    The new bridge, looking towards Carrickbeg.

  • Along the River Suir 3

    The trail sign along the river.

  • Along the River Suir 4

    This is a park at the beginning of the Munster Way walking trail in Carrick on Suir.

  • Along the River Suir 5

    The walk along the Suir, close to the park .

  • Along the River Suir 6

    The Walkway, still paved, not too sure what this guy is about to do, but it looks like swimming.  The town is in the background.

  • Along the River Suir 7

    Along the way.

  • Along the River Suir 8

     Beautiful !

  • Along the River Suir 9

    River Boats

  • Along the River Suir 10

    A Surprise to me to see restricted fishing rights; a Canadian/American, used to free fishing everywhere (at least that I know of).

  • Along the River Suir 11

    A misty day.  The paved walkway has given way to soft grass

  • Along the River Suir 13

    Bird keeping a leery eye on the Interloper, while looking for its breakfast.  Is it an egret ?

  • Along the River Suir 14

    The Suir, it widens in some areas.  The rain is holding off for a while, but grey clouds threaten.

  • Along the River Suir 15

    Looking ahead, hills on the left, grassy path on the right, the river getting a little narrower. I continued along by a herd of cows and then saw an angry looking bull standing ahead of me close to the path, eyeing me as a competitor for his harem. Being a city-boy, I sized up my options, including a jump in the river.

  • Along the River Suir 16

    But finally the bull decided I was not much of a worry and left to look after his girls. I continued along the grassy path, the river getting a little narrower.

  • Along the River Suir 17

    I wonder what this old tower is ? I am sure it has a story.

  • Along the River Suir 18

    I have skipped some of my pictures, as they showed the Suir in similar fashion... But here ahead is what seems an old bridge.

  • Along the River Suir 19

    And another relic – looks like the remaining wall of a church. I regret that I did not stop to explore. Perhaps my ancestors are under those grave markers.

  • Along the River Suir 20

    I have come along, closer to the old bridge.  It is beautiful. The graceful arched form of construction seems to predate modern technology, but it is well kept, so possibly chosen to fit the landscape. At any event  – I admire the builders.

  • Along the River Suir 21

    A sad Christmas day.

  • Along the River Suir 22

    So graceful !   Form and function in pleasing harmony.

  • Along the River Suir 23

    So here is where I am – Kilsheelan.  I see the trail crosses the bridge and takes a detour over a mountain. The mountain is not huge, but is covered in mist, I am tired and in need of a snack – I think I will look up a pub in Kilsheelan.  The mountain will wait, I am sure.

  • Along the River Suir 24

    Kilsheelan does not disappoint.  I see Robinson’s Bar across the roadway. 

    ALONG THE RIVER SUIR with DON BURKE (American/Canadian with Carrick Ancestry)

Along the River Suir...

  • Along the River Suir 1

    ALONG THE RIVER SUIR with DON BURKE (American/Canadian with Carrick Ancestry)

    A few years ago, I visited Carrick on Suir and had a chance to walk along the River Suir. This is a view of the river from about the town center, Carrickbeg on the far shore.

  • Along the River Suir 2

    The new bridge, looking towards Carrickbeg.

  • Along the River Suir 3

    The trail sign along the river.

  • Along the River Suir 4

    This is a park at the beginning of the Munster Way walking trail in Carrick on Suir.

  • Along the River Suir 5

    The walk along the Suir, close to the park .

  • Along the River Suir 6

    The Walkway, still paved, not too sure what this guy is about to do, but it looks like swimming.  The town is in the background.

  • Along the River Suir 7

    Along the way.

  • Along the River Suir 8

     Beautiful !

  • Along the River Suir 9

    River Boats

  • Along the River Suir 10

    A Surprise to me to see restricted fishing rights; a Canadian/American, used to free fishing everywhere (at least that I know of).

  • Along the River Suir 11

    A misty day.  The paved walkway has given way to soft grass

  • Along the River Suir 13

    Bird keeping a leery eye on the Interloper, while looking for its breakfast.  Is it an egret ?

  • Along the River Suir 14

    The Suir, it widens in some areas.  The rain is holding off for a while, but grey clouds threaten.

  • Along the River Suir 15

    Looking ahead, hills on the left, grassy path on the right, the river getting a little narrower. I continued along by a herd of cows and then saw an angry looking bull standing ahead of me close to the path, eyeing me as a competitor for his harem. Being a city-boy, I sized up my options, including a jump in the river.

  • Along the River Suir 16

    But finally the bull decided I was not much of a worry and left to look after his girls. I continued along the grassy path, the river getting a little narrower.

  • Along the River Suir 17

    I wonder what this old tower is ? I am sure it has a story.

  • Along the River Suir 18

    I have skipped some of my pictures, as they showed the Suir in similar fashion... But here ahead is what seems an old bridge.

  • Along the River Suir 19

    And another relic – looks like the remaining wall of a church. I regret that I did not stop to explore. Perhaps my ancestors are under those grave markers.

  • Along the River Suir 20

    I have come along, closer to the old bridge.  It is beautiful. The graceful arched form of construction seems to predate modern technology, but it is well kept, so possibly chosen to fit the landscape. At any event  – I admire the builders.

  • Along the River Suir 21

    A sad Christmas day.

  • Along the River Suir 22

    So graceful !   Form and function in pleasing harmony.

  • Along the River Suir 23

    So here is where I am – Kilsheelan.  I see the trail crosses the bridge and takes a detour over a mountain. The mountain is not huge, but is covered in mist, I am tired and in need of a snack – I think I will look up a pub in Kilsheelan.  The mountain will wait, I am sure.

  • Along the River Suir 24

    Kilsheelan does not disappoint.  I see Robinson’s Bar across the roadway. 

    ALONG THE RIVER SUIR with DON BURKE (American/Canadian with Carrick Ancestry)

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