Friday, May 4, 2012

Irish wildflowers along the Barrow river

 Go down to the riverside in late spring and early summer, and the wildflowers will be everywhere.
A walk along the river Barrow in Graiguenamanagh, Kilkenny, Ireland was an adventure in simple beauty as I took these photos. Enjoy!
Wild Flag Iris
A water snail was also on walk a by the river Barrow

Hogweed about to burst into flower

Clover, so good for the beees

Queen Anne's Lace

Wild Mallow

There are plenty of birds singing in the trees, as well, but not easy to photo with a phone! There are sand martins nesting in a sandy bank, swallows swooping and chattering, and if your are lucky you can also see the Kingfisher dipping in the river for little minnows.
 And of course ducks and swans float along on the water, dibbing & dabbing contentedly. The otters can be seen at times, especially the friendly younger fellow who has greeted me a few times along the bank in Silaire Wood.  Do you have a favorite Irish walk? Let us know in the comments, or tweet us at @vibrantireland

  Enjoy getting outsideinIreland!                        
Foxglove in the meadow


  1. My favorite Irish walk was through a massive growth of blubells in full bloom in May of 2010.

    1. A walk in the bluebells is so special, and fragrant! :-)


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