Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Village of Clonegal

About 8 kms from where I grew up in Ballingate in Co Wicklow is the village of Clonegal which lies on the Carlow/Wexford border. I went there yesterday with my Dad Joe for a pint in the excellent Osbournes pub, but finding it closed we had a look around instead. Dad told me there was a plaque on the bridge so I want to take a photo for the Open Plaques website. I never knew that Clonegal had so much items of interest, so with Dad as my tour guide I snapped a few more photos to record our time there.

Dad poses at the "Gate of Tears" with the River Slaney in the background.
This is on Open Plaques here.
This is located on the Carlow Wexford border near Kildavin here
This plaque is located on the bridged over the River Derry in Clonegal.
This is on Open Plaques here.

Posing for a selfie with Dad - we are getting more alike by the day!

Mágh dhá Chon - The Plain of the two Hounds in Clonegal was in the ancient parish of Mágh dhá Chon.
The legendary hounds of Fionn Mac Cumhail, Bran and Sceolaig, rested here during their pursuit
of Diarmaid & Gráinne.

Soup pot at High Street in Clonegal.

Dad pointing the way to Slí na Sláinte.

Rebels in 1798 were hanged in the yard behind this gate.
This 1798 monument is on the Slí na Sláinte commemorating Mylie Doyle who is buried nearby.

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