Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Trip to Cappaquin
I had reason to go to Cappaquin today so I brought the camera and took a detour to a little inlet off the River Blackwater to where I had often seen one of my favourite animals fishing. I was glad to see that the otters were in the area and I spent twenty minutes watching this one fishing. He was doing very well and must have caught about a dozen fish (mostly dace) while I was there. The pictures, I`m afraid, aren`t great as they were taken with a fairly large zoom while only handheld. Still, it`s nice to see one of Irelands rarer mammals. I have also included a few other pictures that I took along the way.
Dromana Bridge was origionally built of wood and paper machier in 1826 to welcome home the newly wed Henry Villers-Stuart and his wife from their honeymoon. They liked it so much that they commissioned a permanent structure to the same design. The first bridge was built in Cappaquin in 1625 by Richard Boyle, the earl of Cork and after a few disasters caused by the early wooden bridges getting washed away in flood waters the present day bridge was built in 847 as part of a project funded by The Famine Relief Act.