Postcard from Ireland: River Inagh in the town of Ennistymon

The Falls in Ennistymon, Co Clare

Cascades on the River Inagh – Ennistymon, County Clare

I took this photo while standing below the Cascades from the River Inagh in the town of Ennistymon, in County Clare. A forceful waterway, it was a great resource for the mills which were very busy many years ago.

As I traveled the pathway to this view, which is captured by the camera lens, I felt as if I was walking the same pathway that my great-grandfather walked too because this was the town where raised his family until leaving for America.

Just up the river, there was a mill that produced wool socks and my great grandfather was a weaver. There remains little evidence of that mill and it now sits on private land so I could not actually see that part of his history. And, I still hear the water and smell the earth at my feet when I see this picture.

– Donna, Louisville, KY

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  1. So very thankful to Donna. I’ll be there July next year; one of my Irish Great Grandmothers was born in Ennistymon in 1872.

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  2. Wonderful photo of one of my favorite villages in Ireland. Have a pint at Daly’s and Eugene’s while you are there. Both great traditional pubs.

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  3. I alway get stuck in a traffic at the bridge there when I am on my way to Kilfenora, now I am seeing Ennistymon in a new light!

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