We followed the pedestrian river route taking a detour to Abbeystrewery graveyard, where over 9,000 people were buried during the famine.
Weather was wetter than forecasted so we opted for a shorter route that would include visiting a nearby geocache adjacent to the old Skibbereen railway station. We walked a circuit through the Avenue, past Glencurragh Wood and stopping by 2 second hand shops on the way. As we approached we noticed a woman poking around the area of the geocache and guessed she was after the same thing. Killahangil logged us there before we even got home. Before we went out we had looked at some video footage of Jeremy Dellers reenactmnents We’re Here & The Battle of Orgreave
This week we our route was a post truth tour. We each had to say something along the way that could have been true or false.
Today we decided to walk around Skibbereen looking at what appear to be vacant buildings & sites – these photos are just a small selection of the current vacancies
Linked in with the Personal Development Group running at the Sutherland Centre and repeated the Glencurragh Wood walk
Lots of ideas at Skibbereen Luncheon Club, Carrig Loop, Lissard, Glencurragh Loop, Grotto Loop, Derry’s Loop – even a loop taking in all the bars in Skibbereen. It was very wet so we went for a shorter walk in Glencurragh and were totally surprised to find a fairy trail running through the little wood adjacent to the avenue – it really brightened up a very wet and windy afternoon for us.
On Friday the older people in Skibbereen Luncheon Club will create a Walking Tour. Meet at Cara house at 3pm to walk the route.
Public Parks & Public Art – Again visiting places I had never been. Two parks – one without any name and plenty of statues commemorating O’Donovan Rossa & Cannon Goodman alongside plaques and random street furniture and of course the river Ilen.
Take me to the River. Starting at North St we explored alleyways and porches trying to take us to the river Ilen. And approached the bridge that is blocked from both sides. The question is who dunnit?
Two graveyards and a community garden – cycles of growth and death. Beautiful walk in sunshine.