For many years I have walked over a bridge, without knowing I was on a bridge. The small red brick Donnycarney Bridge, which was built in 1896 and stands just beyond the Collins Avenue and Malahide Road junction, replaced an ancient stone structure called Scurlogue’s Bridge.
Glencar Waterfall is located west of Manorhamilton, is 15 metres high, and is situated at Glencar Lough. A great example of a Poet transforming nature, so that even a not-so-imposing waterfall can have some glory. The Waterfall served as an inspiration to the Nobel Laureate William Butler Yeats and features in his poem ‘The Stolen Child’
Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star