Following our visit to Woodfield’s Cottage Market we took ourselves off on an adventure.
Driving along the roads of Tipperary, which border the banks of Lough Derg, we visited a couple of the harbours which provided safe havens for the pleasure craft that sail its’ waters.
A crowded signpost with misleading signs
because the road sign did actually
the name translates to na brocaí and may mean a dirty (muddy ?) place.
It certainly has nothing to do with badgers for it is very low lying
and floods in the winter.
Map of an interesting walk for those whose legs are up to it !
The name Dromineer in Irish is "Drom Inbhir",
meaning the back or the ford of the river.
Well, this one could certainly carry a lot of baggage!
Here is an old lady named Miranda that is made of iron - I bet she could tell some tales!
|On the skyline are the hills of County Clare in the Province of Munster.|
County Tipperary in the Province of Leinster is a long county that shares it boundaries with two provinces in seven other counties: Waterford,Cork and Clare in Munster, Limerick, Kilkenny, Offaly and Laois in Leinster and Galway in Connaught. Five of these are land borders apart from Clare and Galway, which are watery borders. These two counties are divided by Lough Derg, Loch Deirgeirt, meaning "loch of the red eye”’
Ireland’s longest river, The Shannon, which takes its’ name from the goddess Sionnan, flows through the Lough to emerge on her way to the sea on the far side of Limerick City.
Those of you looking for a place to live in Ireland with a grand view
of Lough Derg might consider this?