The views from #cnocmeadha are stupendous!
Stunning panorama - you can see #conamara#twelvebens#burren#loughcorrib#rivercorrib ∷
There were 4 cairns on top once. The largest (& the summit of the hill) is reputed to be the burial place of Cesaire, an ancient #tuathade Goddess.
According to the #lebhargabhale ('book of invasions'), she was the first person to set foot in Ireland. ∷
She brought with her 3 men, her father Bith,(allegedly either the son of Noah, or an Egyptian priest), Fintan Mac Bochra, and Ladra, and 50 women, including one called #Banba (The #triplegoddess Eiriú, Fodhla, Banba?). They were fleeing the flood, seeking a land without "sin", and found 'Inis Fail' the land of destiny (Ireland). Cesaire had agreed to bring the other two men along only if they accepted her authority. ∷
When they arrived, the women divided up into 3 groups, each with one man. Cesaire kept Fintan in her group, as she loved him. Banba, a 'great warrior woman', took Ladra. Bith was only responsible for 16 women, as he was older, however the task of impregnating them soon wore him out, and he died; the first death and burial in Ireland. ∷
The women were divided again, and Ladra died soon afterwards, unable to satisfy 25 women.
Fintan, left with 50 women to take care of, ran away to a cave & became a salmon. He lived for 5000 years as a salmon and a hawk, and witnessed all of the history of Ireland.
Poor Cesaire was heartbroken when Fintan left, and went to Connemara with her women, were she either died in a flood, or of sadness (depending on the text). http://www.ireland-information.com/irish-mythology/ceasair-irish-legend.html
Caught on the wet fly, on a mid intermediate fly line, 6lb nylon on a size 12 Golden Olive Bumble on 3rd dropper, in about 4 foot of water near Inchagoill.
It took 1.5 hours to land, taking angler Robin Syme down to the backing reports the IFI. The fish was first hooked at 9.45pm between Oughterard and Headford in the shallows of Inchagoill on Lough Corrib.
Weighed the next morning the fish came in at 7kg/15lbs 7ozs.
What a fish. #irelandonthefly#browntrout#loughcorrib#lunker#fishofalifetime
The gorgeous Ashford Castle is perched right on the edge of Lough Corrib in Co. Mayo, but did you know it was home to the famous Guinness family as far back as 1852? A fantastic shot from 📸 @upintheeire
It's our #TuesdayTakeover and today's beautiful photo's are taken by the very talented @gerardconran !! Galway not only has great natural beauty and things to see, but it also has fantastic photographers to capture it! Check out Ger's Flickr for more amazing pics - https://www.flickr.com/photos/60345923@N04/. You will not be disappointed, there are some incredible photos on there. Be sure to give him a follow here on Instagram to!! @gerardconran#GalwayHooker#Kinvara#LoughCorrib#Galway#VisitGalway