Monday, May 25, 2009
This morning was an overcast morning, near Galway Airport a lot of forestry and stone walls. The mist has disappeared and moving further along the road to the bog lands on the Kiltullagh/New Inn border. The speckled white in the foreground is bog cotton(Scirpus caespitosus). Here Cappataggle the land has improved a bit a lot of rushes and a lot of sheep. Behind the village of Aughrim, more famous for the Battle of Aughrim 1691 where the Jacobite Army(Irish and French) was beaten by the Williamite army made up of Dutch, English, Scottish, Danish and French(Huguenot), more people lost their lives here than any other single battle. This effectively ended and Catholic resistance in Ireland. The land is getting better and Cattle start to appear.
Posted by Paz at 9:08 PM