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Sunshine in January, Connemara

March 12, 2012

A little late to post these pictures, but at the end of January I took advantage of some very nice weather on the west (it was pouring rain on the east coast), to go ride in Derroura in Connemara in Galway.  I’d been there before, but it usually seems to be swathed in mist and rain.  This time was very different.

 

The trail rises up around the mountain on a narrow path of flagstones.

The payoff for the first climb is a series of beautiful views south over the lake made famous in the John Ford film ‘The Quiet Man’.

Rounding the top, there are wonderful views over Lough Corrib and its numerous islands.

There is a pot of gold around here somewhere.

The trail winds back down to the carpark through forest on a series of long timber tracks (some of them are very slippy) running across the bog.

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