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Storm Frank passes over

The Barrow is the second largest river in Ireland at 81 miles long and it’s still waters run deep. A massive storm has seen the river rise to it’s highest levels since 2009. Thanks to Carlow County Council the effect of flooding has been minimised,

Unfortunately Graiguenamanagh suffered badly and there has been some small outbreaks of flooding around the county.

The Slaney, The Derry and the Burren are all on the rampage too and it is probably true to say that the smallest of the rivers, the Burren has flooded more extensively than the others.

With a break from the rain and a welcome appearance of the sun it was nice to get out and see some of the sights of the county on this Christmas break. Here are some images from across the county:

Milestone on old railway line through Borris?

Milestone on old railway line through Borris?

River Slaney at Kilcarry

River Slaney at Kilcarry

Kilcarry Bridge on the Slaney

Kilcarry Bridge on the Slaney

Clonegal

Clonegal

River Derry Clonegal

River Derry Clonegal

Towards the Blackstairs

Towards the Blackstairs

Borris Viaduct

Borris Viaduct

View from top of Borris Viaduct

View from top of Borris Viaduct

Borris Viaduct and the Mountain River

Borris Viaduct and the Mountain River

Osborne Bar in Rathanna

Osborne Bar in Rathanna

Fodder for the sheep near Rathanna

Fodder for the sheep near Rathanna

Osborne Rathanna

Osborne Rathanna

Sax player in Rathanna!

Sax player in Rathanna!

Clashganny in flood

Clashganny in flood

 

Carlow Camino Route

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Follow the link to the route maps!

The Carlow Way

I have spent a lot of time thinking about the Camino in Spain and about the beauty in our own County that is not recognised for what it is.

So I have mapped my own Carlow Camino. It is intended as a pilgrimage route – it visits many important ecclesiastical sites and honours our local saints who travelled to Europe and established famous monasteries across the continent.

I have cycled all of it and it is very achievable for anyone. The maps are designed with walkers in mind in 8 stages; cyclists of course will cover them much faster.

A large portion of it is off road – I wanted to enjoy nature and travel on traffic free paths. The roads I have used are mostly very very minor roads and all pleasant to walk or cycle.

I hope people will try it out – I know I will be doing it on fine summer days!

Been Camino!

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