Hill Walks

The following galleries are of photos from hill walks we have taken over the past couple of years. Some are part of the National Loop Walks.

Fionn mac Cumhaill decided to choose his mate by having all the women who sought after him race to the top of this mountain. He stood atop the cairn waiting for the winner. It was Gráinne. The Irish for Slievenamon, Sliabh na mBan, means "The Women's Mountain". The song of the same name, written in the mid-19th century by Charles Kickham, is a patriotic and romantic song about exile. It is the unofficial anthem for Tipperary. Another song, Caoineadh Chill Chaise or Lament for Kilcash, is about nearby Kilcash Castle, home of the Butlers and mourns the death of Margaret Butler, Viscountess Iveagh and the decline of Gaelic Ireland. Cad a dhéanfaimid feasta gan adhmad? Tá deireadh na gcoillte ar lár.: Now what will we do for timber, with the last of the woods laid low? The line refers to the deforestation of Ireland by the English to defeat the Irish rebels. NB The photos of Kilcash Church are from an earlier visit to the area.

Slievenamon 2015-11-22