A walk to Doon.

In arigna, Folklore, Off the beaten track. on August 15, 2011 at 8:58 am

When we come out our back door and look right we are looking at Corry Mountain. On Saturday last I went with the newly formed Arigna Field Club almost to the top of the Mountain. Our destination was Doon, a Promontory Fort, high on the side of Corry.

The climbers were rewarded with panaromic views of the beautiful Arigna Valley,


and a talk on the history of the place by Sean Daly. Doon is mentioned in the Annals of the  Four Masters which is a chronicle of Medieval Irish history dating from the deluge, dated as 2,242 after the Creation to AD1616.

Its position made it an excellent fortification against enemies. There are extensive remains of the ramparts. Tradition has it that Doon Fort was the headquarters of the legendary Tuatha De Danann. It is believed that most of the Fairy and Leprechaun stories of Ireland originated from the Tuatha De Danann from Doon.

The waterfall which has a 200ft drop adds to the magical feel of the place.

On the way down we saw this beautiful Dragonfly, or is it a Fairy in disguise?

The mist rolled in from the north as we descended, adding to the magical feel of the place. To finish the whole group had tea and biscuits in a neighbours house. A lovely finish to a fab outing.

  1. Hi there Bridget, thanks for popping by my blog. What a lovely place, it has a wonderful mystical air to it doesn’t it. Very nice. Thanks for sharing it with us 😀

  2. It looks quit a climb but worth it for the view. Any flora or fauna of note? I likt the design of your blog. I knew I should have gone with wordpress………

    • WordPress is great, easy too with great back up. On Corry Mountain there was the usual Heather, Bilberries and Sedge. I did’nt expect to see Oak trees growing up there but there were lots growing in a valley bit to the south of Corry. Some look like they had been coppiced many years ago.

  3. Beautiful! Looks like a great place for a trip. I love those panoramic views!

  4. I enjoyed the walk and the history lesson. Talk of fairy’s made me smile…. you never know :0)

  5. Love the waterfall and the mists rolling in, and your own energy too!

  6. I liked the great view of the valley, and the mists –and I bet I would have liked the biscuits and tea too.

  7. Does the place have an ‘atmosphere’? Did it feel sacred?
    Jane x

  8. It looks magical, glad you enjoyed you day.

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