Tuesday, May 28, 2013

27th May: Pilgrimage to Coomhola

Bantry Bay viewed from The Priest's Leap
In the autumn of 2011 Lisi and I spent two weeks in a cottage - it had once been the village shop - at Coomhola a few miles north of Bantry.  Behind Coomhola the mountains rise steeply to over a thousand feet above sea level.  Near ro the summit is the Priest's Leap named after a priest's mythical leap on horseback to escape pursuing soldiers.  It is the kind of  high, remote and windswept place that would inspire legend.

Looking North from the Priest's Leap