On the further subject of Irish bogs, here is a majestic post with some equally majestic photographs from West Cork from the wonderful Roaringwater Journal blog.
I confess I’m stretching things a bit here: the 297m peak in the townland of Letterlicky, West Cork, fits well enough into my definition of mountains – anything above the 200 metre contour line. But is this one on the Mizen? We think of our own village of Ballydehob as being ‘The Gateway to The Mizen’ in the south-east, and it would be logical to have another ‘Gateway’ at Durrus, where the northern coastline of the Mizen meets the Sheeps Head. If you draw a straight line between these two points, then today’s subject misses out. But – there are no straight lines in nature, and this peak is a continuation of a natural ridge line that rises down on the Mizen near Mount Corrin and runs east.
But if you are uncomfortable with my concept of what is or isn’t the Mizen, just go with the subtitle of…
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E R Kendrich said:
Enjoyed this – I love West Cork and was due to visit this week , sadly postponed because of the virus. Wiill make due with these beautiful photos and descriptions instead! 🙂
Roy McCarthy said:
You have connections to West Cork? You really must follow Roaringwater Journal which is wonderfully informative, and the photography unsurpassed.