Two views of the centre of Lismore showing the Main Street, with the Courthouse, Red House Inn and Monument
I love the reflection of the bare tree in the water of the canal in this shot.
After the absolutely dreadful weather we have had in the past few weeks, with rain causing flooding and icy roads causing mayhem, I delighted in going for a few long walks with Ben the dog and my last-legs old camera in tow. (More on the camera anon!)
"The Spout" - a natural spring that supplied Lismore with water before plumbing arrived!
The N72 road from Lismore to Cappoquin showing the old canal and the new controversial railings to stop people falling in to the shallow depths!
Lismore Millenium Park showing an obelisk and the quirky statue of St. Carthage, carved into a lightning-struck beech tree by a Welsh sculptor who worked for a week with a chain saw, much to everyone's bemusement. It beats cutting down the tree!
The moon rising over the River Blackwater
Thankfully Lismore has escaped the ravages of much of the bad planning decisions, perhaps as a heritage town there are more stringent planning restrictions and many listed (preserved) buildings.
Geese and ducks on the old disused canal that brought barges from the River Blackwater where it wasn't tidal and navigable
So I hope you like these photos I took that lovely sunny day, they show how good Lismore looks when the sun shines and are in stark contrast to the photos on the earlier post here, where you can see Lismore and environs in our snowy and wet weather.
Another view of our garden looking towards our house