Magical Woodland by an Irish Castle

Little wonder our ancestors regarded these places as sacred…

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Stepping into a magical woodland can be one of the most healing and re-energizing acts of care for oneself.

www.bealtainecottage.comThis morning I ventured into the woods around Kilronan Castle and the mystical Lough Meelagh, a short distance from Bealtaine Cottage.

www.bealtainecottage.com I’m glad to have brought my little camera, as am now able to share this enchantment with you.

www.bealtainecottage.comThis sacred place nestles into the valley that sweeps off towards Sligo and the Atlantic Ocean.

www.bealtainecottage.comThe Lough is dotted with Crannogs…ancient dwelling places constructed by ancestral forces on the Lough itself. You can just see this Crannog in the distance.

www.bealtainecottage.comThese were places of safety in times of a forested land where wild animals posed a threat and tribal invasions were part of life.

www.bealtainecottage.comThe Lough has risen high along the gentle shoreline, where moss and lichen hold sway.

www.bealtainecottage.comTree roots have loosened in the storm ridden rain and some have…

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7 thoughts on “Magical Woodland by an Irish Castle

  1. Yes, it looks like this is in Roscommon, and we drove through that vicinity when we went from Dublin to Doolin. The pictures are beautiful (& I’m sure it’s even more spectacular in person).

    🙂

    Xxoo C

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. *I love these! I look so forward to them~ thank you.*

    On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 1:45 PM, Bealtaine Cottage wrote:

    > Bealtaine Cottage posted: “Little wonder our ancestors regarded these > places as sacred…” >

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