Wednesday, June 22, 2016

pedestrian walking bridge

The bridge over the Garavogue River in Sligo.  The Garavogue River was originally called the Sligeach or the Sligo River, a name meaning abounding in shells, due largely to the abundance of shellfish found in the waters surrounding the town. So abundant in fact, that bucket-loads of shells were removed when foundations for the town's buildings were laid.  The Garavogue is a fairly narrow, fast-flowing river, in which the salmon fishing season is very long indeed. There is an ancient manuscript which states that Saint Patrick met two fishermen on the Garavogue River and asked them for a salmon, the fishermen explained that there were no salmon here in the winter months, however they cast their nets into the river and to their surprise found a large salmon from their nets, which they presented to Saint Patrick. In return Saint Patrick is said to have blessed the Garavogue River and imparted to it the privilege of yielding salmon throughout the year.(info from Wikipedia)




16 comments:

  1. Uma ponte bem florida, gostei de ver.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  2. I like how there are lots of flowers along the bridge to brighten it up. Great bit of folklore about the river too!

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  3. Beautiful small bridge, and also beauty mill on the second picture. I hope you will want to present it closer some day. Greetings from Bergen

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  4. I love this beautiful bridge with flowers. Very nice!

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  5. I love the St. Patrick story. . . you gotta believe! It looks to be a very picturesque town. The lovely pedestrian bridge is decorated beautifully with flowers. Who could not love it!!

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  6. What a smart idea to put the flowers out on the bridge! Looks lovely.

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  7. It's a galant little bridge in beautiful quaint little town! St. Patrick knew what he was doing!

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  8. The flowers lining the bridge really make this something special.

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  9. Never been to Sligo but scenes like this are found in many Irish towns. I'm thinking particularly of Westport and Clifden.

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  10. It's gorgeous with all those flowers!!!!

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  11. Very pretty sight Bill. I can see why your town of Moville is such a tourist draw-card!

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  12. Very pretty sight Bill. I can see why your town of Moville is such a tourist draw-card!

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  13. Charming bridge, decorated with beautiful flowers and liked to know the history of St. Patrick.

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