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The River Pollanassa ( county Kilkenny ) and its waterfall in Decemeber : Gallery

River Pollanassa Waterfall Mullinavat County Kilkenny Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

River Pollanassa Waterfall
Mullinavat
County Kilkenny
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

There are many times of the year I love to be down near some of county Kilkenny’s rivers and small lakes, for some reason I find that December is just one of the best times of year to be near water. I love the feeling on a cold days near rivers, walking along in winter clothes, in a hat and gloves. Here you get a sense of how the rivers and their banks change from one season to the next.

These images are of a Waterfall located just outside the small town of Mullinavat, county kilkenny. The great named river Pollanassa which rises at the towns-land of Ballinteskin has in just a few miles gone from being a small stream to a powerful river that can easily flood the fields here after a storm.

The River Pollanassa , Waterfall in Decemeber : Gallery

Kilkenny Rivers in December 03

Kilkenny Rivers in December 04#

Kilkenny Rivers in December 02

Kilkenny Rivers in December 05


Ballymartin Windfarm , County Kilkenny

Ballymartin windfarm 02
Ballymartin Wind farm, County KIlkenny
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The hills above Mullinavat, County kilkenny offer some wonderful landscape views of south Kilkenny. I love walking around the lanes up here as it is so remote and peaceful.

Over the last 5 years these hills have become a home to a new feature in the landscape, the Ballymartin wind farm, I took these images on an evening walk back in February along with a couple of images of the surrounding landscape.

While I do understand that many people did not want these wind turbines here, I don’t personally have anything against them, they do offer a better solution than a coal powered power plant. I guess it is unlikely that a coal plant would have been built in this location but these turbines maybe stopped one being built in another place.

They are almost graceful as they make use of the wind rushing across the surrounding hills.

Gallery

Ballymartin windfarm 01

Ballymartin windfarm 06

Ballymartin windfarm 04

Ballymartin windfarm 03

Ballymartin windfarm 05

Ballymartin windfarm 02


Following the river over the waterfall

Monday Morning at the Waterfall 5
River Pollanassa, Waterfall, Mullinavat, County Kilkenny
Irish landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

County Kilkenny has many rivers both small and large, flowing through its lands. The River Pollanassa, however would not be the best known or the most spectacular of them but for the waterfall it has created as the river flows towards the town of Mullinavat.

The following images show the river as it flows towards, over and past the Waterfall.

The Waterfall at Mullinavat

Monday Morning at the Waterfall 1

Monday Morning at the Waterfall 2

Monday Morning at the Waterfall 3

Monday Morning at the Waterfall 4

Monday Morning at the Waterfall 5

Monday Morning at the Waterfall 6