September 25, into Glenveagh National Park.
This area of Donegal is Irish-speaking and the road signs were mostly in Gaelic.
Gaelic spelling was so unfamiliar-looking that I had a problem remembering the names of the upcoming towns. To compound the problem our GPS didn’t seem to recognize any POI (Point of Interest) in Ireland. Even Glenveagh Castle, apparently quite the sight, didn’t register.
Then there was our paper map, which only had the English names of places, causing even more confusion when I try to match someplace on the map to a Gaelic road sign; an example of this is that Dun Luiche is actually Dunlewy (or visa versa).
Perhaps our GPS was refusing to understand English place names and only recognizing place names in Gaelic?
At any rate we finally found our way into Glenveagh National Park and basked in its wild green woodlands!
The moss is part of what makes it so green!For a bit of relief from all that green – the grasslands have heather in bloom.It was a dark and stormy day – the lake at the end of our drive through the park.
- Nancy Merrill’s a Photo a Week Challenge this week is ‘Green’ in honour of St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s not hard to find GREEN in Ireland!
- More on our 2015 trip to Ireland.