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GlasBhealach Mór an Iarthair
By Frank Cawley
7, Aug 2015 - 09:13

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I was talking to a guru in Rockies a while back. He told me the best thing about Castlebar, is the road out of Castlebar. " Which one?" I said. "Any of them will do" he reckoned. The same man was from Attymass. I asked him, "well how did you get here then". He swam, he said, up the Clydagh like a spring salmon. I thought to myself, you're more like an autumn pike than a salmon. The best thing about Castlebar in the last 12 months I think is the greenway out of Castlebar, or the great western greenway as the aficionados call it. I've been taking a few random pictures over the past few months as it's gone from an idea to a reality. I asked the Attymass swimmer what's the difference between an idea and reality. He said "I've an idea I'd love another pint, but the reality is I have to swim home." You certainly meet all sorts in Rockies.
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Mid Winter


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Where the green way gets traversed by the not so green way....


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Turlough Stretch


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Frank Wards half way flax mill. You will pass four mills on the way from Knockthomas to the museum. Most of them were flax mills I believe. People with little produced linen table cloths for people with lots.


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Protective fence stops Attymass men invading Castlebar.


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Town stretch under development.


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Spring progress behind Ballynew house.


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Winter Woods.


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This fence is nicely covered already.


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Another guru told me they will be running electricity along these wires to kill the abundance of crows along the Windsor stretch.


Gallery images:
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The finale a pot of stout in the Turlough Inn. Highly recommended.

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The great Western greenway.

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Woods

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The great western u turn.

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The great western Flynn Way along side the green way.

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A bridge too far.

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Looking west to the metropolis

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A rare sunny spring day.

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Down the red bridge way.

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Along the golf highway.

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Stad.

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Prior Mick O'Mally intervention.



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