We skip 13 km of railway between Kilmeadan station and Kilmacthomas – I hope to return there later when I am in a better form.
My car is parked in the Old Workhouse car park. The Workhouse buildings are very interesting and full of history. I probably have to write about this place again some day. Actually, you have already been there, visiting Marlfield Birds of Prey 🙂 You can also hire a bike there, and I think there is a restaurant too.
Leaving the car park, we approach the Kilmacthomas crossing. There was never a bridge before. The footbridge was put in place overnight in July 201 – a mighty and beautiful structure weighing 50 tonnes.
Kilmacthomas Railway Station.
Village of Kilmacthomas under our feet.
One of the most spectacular structures of the Greenway is a curved eight-arch railway viaduct that was built in 1873 and spans the River Mahon at the height of almost 100 f.
Lovely smiling couple gave me permission to take their picture.
Some views from the viaduct. I just love to stand there and look around.
River Mahon has powered two mills since the late 1700’s. The Flahavan family are running a mill and an oat flaking facility. Flahavans Porridge and other products are the local favorites.
The path goes through the woodland.
Here and there you can see the remains of old railway infrastructure.
Croughaun Hill on our right. The pictures were taken in early February, on a dull gray day. No decent view of the Comeraghs this time. The path goes to Durrow, our next destination.
On the way back, I take a picture of a pigeon on the roof beneath the path.
After crossing the N25 again, we explore the Kilmeadan stretch of the former railway – before it gets too dark.
Old Semaphore Signal overtaken by Nature.
Evening fog starts to settle down.
Very suspiciously looking Hawthorn trees must be full of lurking fairies. Time to walk back.
The Hawthorn trees are already stretching their branches towards me, but fortunately a lone cyclist scares them away.
I wonder what the Greenway looks like in complete darkness.
Durrow Viaduct is our next destination. Thank you for walking along with me.
To the blogging community: Thank you for all your support. I will post another two scheduled Greenway blogs, and after that I will rewind a few of my old posts until I am back on track in June xx
Have a wonderful weekend!