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Caha Mountains, Healy Pass, Ring of Beara, West Cork and a Poem By : Edwin Curran

Healy Pass cork
A view of the Caha Mountains
Healy Pass, Ring of Beara, West Cork
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Caha Mountains on the ring of Beara, West cork, are some of the most beautiful mountains in Ireland, while being no means the highest they offer some of the most scenic views you can find. They sit in the middle of the Beara Peninsula and consist of many walking routes and mountain peaks.

Healy Pass west cork

Below the peaks sit many ancient lakes that have only a short distance to flow into the sea.

The Old Mountains

by Edwin Curran

The old mountains are tall, silent men
Standing with folded arms, looking over the world,
Lonesome and lofty in their manner.

They have seen empires come and go,
Civilizations rise and fall,
Stars break on their breasts.

They are full of history like great books,
And are merely the stone monuments that the kindly Gods
Built for the human race, to mark its passing tomorrow.

2 responses

  1. As you know this is my favourite place in all the world. As I walk through it I am always taken by the fact that these mountains have been here so long, and seen by so many generations before me.
    I always feel like a grain of sand in time walking among them.
    Happy now to have had a little bit of Beara in my day.

    September 10, 2014 at 11:56 am

  2. Hello Tric ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    What a great comment , thank you.

    I know your feeling, These mountain passes feel time less and just so special to walk.

    Thank you Tric ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    September 11, 2014 at 12:39 pm

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