Knockmealdown mountains through the seasons II

Knockmealdowns

On a cold winter morning, shortly before the sunrise, we are traveling from Newcastle across the eastern part of the Knockmealdowns. The images below show the change of the light as the sun makes its way up in the sky.

Knockmealdowns

Knockmealdowns

Knockmealdowns

Knockmealdowns

Knockmealdowns

Knockmealdowns

Knockmealdowns

Knockmealdowns

Knockmealdowns

Knockmealdowns

More sheep.

This road will take you to the Mount Melleray Abbey .   You see it in the distance with the Knocknafallia mountain (666.5 m) in background.

Mount Melleray

In my previous post, I wrote about the other way to cross the Knockmealdowns. What links these two roads? Both of them can lead you to the famous Cats Bar where you can get a nice lunch and spend a good time in the evening. Photographs taken over the years.

cats bar

cat's bar cat's bar

Also, both of them can eventually take you to Lismore, but that’s another story for another time.

Lismore

Thank you for traveling across the Knockmealdown Mountains with me. If you are going to Ireland and travel from Tipperary to Waterford, try these two roads – R668 (R669) and ‘Unnamed’ road from Newcastle, Tipperary.

www.inesemjphotography.com Have a wonderful week!

97 comments

  1. Lovely winter scenery, Inese, you captured the changing light perfectly. You also captured the attention of some inquisitive sheep – what delightful creatures they are. It seems Cat’s Bar’d the place to head. I’ve made a note of that one. Such a beautiful area, but I doubt we’ll get there at dawn 🙂

    1. Thank you Millie. I just can’t help taking photos of sheep 🙂 Two days ago I had a shoot in the Comeraghs and all these cute sheep literally lined the road and I just had to stop. I just cannot drive past a sheep 🙂

  2. What a delight, Inese. I get such a kick out of the sheep. I don’t know why they amuse me so, but they are adorable. Great catch of the mama and lamb. Thanks for taking us along for this drive. Hugs.

  3. Just….oooooooooooh, I had to keep poking my husband to say, “Look at this! Don’t you want to come here? Let’s go here!” “It looks cold.” “You like the cold!” I love the touch of snowy frost on the mountains. Just…wow!

    1. Thank you Janet! 🙂 The Cats bar is a minute drive from the grotto, after you leave the Melleray Abbey which I wish you visit too. Location alone will lift your spirits 🙂

    1. Thank you! 🙂 People always stop to take pictures of the lamb. Sometimes I see a car approaching from behind and think – oh they will get annoyed by me, I have to run. But they just stop and start taking pictures too 🙂

  4. I love those sheep faces! But if I even get over to Ireland – after driving in England – I am not driving on any roads in Ireland. With an Irish driver, maybe. ; )

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