Glenveagh National Park in Ireland: Green Woodlands

September 25, into Glenveagh National Park.

This area of Donegal is Irish-speaking and the road signs were in Gaelic only.

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!Mossy trees in Glenveagh National Park in Ireland Sign for Glenveagh National Park in Ireland
Trees in Glenveagh National Park, IrelandPath through the trees in Glenveagh National Park, IrelandOvergrown stairs in Glenveagh National Park, IrelandThe moss is part of what makes it so green!Green and Rust Moss at Glenveagh National ParkSuper green mossy trees in Glenveagh National Park, IrelandSuper green mossy trees in Glenveagh National Park, IrelandSuper green mossy trees in Glenveagh National Park, IrelandFor a bit of relief from all that green – the grasslands have heather in bloom.Glenveagh National Park in IrelandHeather in bloom in Glenveagh National Park, IrelandHeather in bloom in Glenveagh National Park, IrelandIt was a dark and stormy day – the lake at the end of our drive through the park.Lake in Glenveagh National Park, IrelandLake in in Glenveagh National Park, Ireland

 

 

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