I have been away from this blog for a while so this is a brief post to bring things a little more up to date.
Mealagh Valley Loop Walk
Back in April, we walked this loop on a warm sunny day, stopping for lunch at this little wedge tomb. The route is described on the Sheep’s Head Way website. The Mealagh is a beautiful valley with lush green fields and many archaeological sites. (Roaringwater Journal)
The woods were covered in bluebells when we visited. The ruined church sits beyond a forest plantation with views down to the coast. The burial ground has some interesting headstones but the whole site feels quite forlorn.
Gouladoo Holy Well
This little well sits in a bank on the north side of the Sheep’s Head. It has a recently added sign from the road and a ladder stile over the fence. In front of the well is a spectacular site of a promontory fort on a small headland that falls precipitously to the sea with a rock arch and many nesting gulls on the rock ledges below. Finola of the Roaringwater journal has written up this visit and Herself recorded the well back in 2016.