Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Killynether Copse

Well I've been on the go for most of the day today. After breakfast I gathered my stuff together and motored to Killynether Wood, which is very near Scrabo Tower in County Down.

Oh what a special place Killynether is. I am fond of it. Craig says that the bluebells are a sight to behold when they arrive.

There were eight of us today and we were hazel coppicing in the middle of the wood on a steep slope. I spent a lot of time cutting down gorse bushes. We lit a bonfire and burned the surplus branches on it, leaving the logs for whoever wanted them, viz. Kevin, Craig and self! I took two sackfuls of logs.

Lunch was a wholemeal pepperoni salad sandwich.

As soon as I arrived home I turned on the oven; threw in a pizza; ate it with salad; and dashed up to the sports club for the constitutional sixty lengths of the pool.


Anonymous said...

Do you know what the area of land below Killynether is called? I see on Google maps there is an area called Ballyhenry Major, does this extend all the way up to the Killynether Road? Or is there a Killynether townland? I'm trying to find out to give a title to one of my paintings - I too am fond of this area and have found it inspiring to paint.

Timothy Belmont said...

Anon, sorry, I don't know the townlands particularly well there.

Stephen said...

Tim, were you involved with this?

Timothy Belmont said...

Ha ha! Indeed Stephen, sadly that wasn't my digital handiwork! I've seen it before. :-)