Traveling Nancy

Traveling around the world as far as I can go.

Lough Acoose to Glenbeigh


We met so many wonderful Irish people on this trip. They are not only friendly and helpful, but they are also very playful.  Every one of them has been a delight to meet.

Yesterday I said that Paulie made our dinner, but I was wrong.  He drove us from the drop spot.  His wife, Burdie, made our meals.  Here are Burdie, Mary, and I in the front room at their beautiful front room at Blackstone B&B.

We were in the sun room at Blackstone B&B.

The view from the front room was wonderful

This is the sunroom at Blackstone B&B.

Our hike today involved a few confused spots.  Once we missed a turn and had to retrace our steps. Another time we waved down a woman who was driving on the back road for directions.   We walked on stone paths (which seem to be quite frequent) on these hikes.  Notice the stones between the posts on the stile.  That is the path.


The path we walked was rocky.

Mary climbed up that rock because that was the path.  Those of you who know the Camino have not walked anything rockier than what we have done in the past 3 days.

This is another stone path

On the other hand some of the paths were smooth and easy.  Here we walked along the river on the grass.

We walked on the grass.

I loved walking through the birch tree forest.

I walked through a birch tree forest

We asked a woman what this fluffy plant is call.  She told us it is a possum.

This plant is called a possum

We don’t know the name of this flower, but Mary captured a photo of a bee on it.

There is a bee on this flower

Does anybody know what kind of flower it is?

We don't know the name of this flower

The views of Lough Caragh and the fields of green added to the joy of today’s hike.

A view of Laugh Caragh



Ireland has fields of green

Just before we finally arrived in Glenbaugh we found St Finian’s Holy Well.  Mary has been reading about these in a novel.  Apparently they were used by the Catholics to bring Pagans into Catholicism.

This is a holy wrll

We arrived ic Glenbeigh by 7:30; just in time to have dinner at the Olde Glenbeigh Hotel (where a woman we saw when we were walking told us would be the best place to eat) and hear delightful Irish Music.

Author: Nancy Panitch

Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart. She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all. She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.

3 thoughts on “Lough Acoose to Glenbeigh

  1. Some of those paths look tricky. don’t twist an ankle.


  2. Incredible scenery!!!

    I especially loved the picture of Lough Caragh!


  3. Nancy, tried to comment before and couldn’t for some reason.
    Your flower is a bugle. The million dollar question in these parts is whether or not it is a rare pyramidal bugle or just the standard bugle. I fear the latter, but should you meet a botanist on your travels, you should certainly share the image and ask.
    I cannot say what joy I feel when I read your blog. I know almost all of the places you are walking, and feel that I am walking with you. And you haven’t once complained about the weather 🙂 !
    Enjoy, and looking forward to seeing you.


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