Familiar images from Castlebar walking festival's road routes, day two

THE second day of the 53rd annual Castlebar International Four Days Walks would have taken place today if it had not been cancelled due to Covid-19.

The Gate of the Two Golden Horses

The Connaught Telegraph sent out a reporter to capture some of the familiar images of day two of the road walks for those missing the event so much.

In this piece, the reporter has some strong words about cars and walkers.

The sign for Raheenbar warrants replacement at this stage, surely?

Starting at Gallow's Hill, it's a beautiful route through Snugboro, Derryharriff, Graffa, Glenisland and Tawnycoolawee before returning via Sion Hill.

The River Trees of Monagarraun.

Tomorrow, our reporter will be out and about again before sharing photographs from day three.

Just a word about the speed at which many motorists travel on rural roads. To be honest, it is frightening for walkers, especially when the road surface is wet. It is particularly disconcerting when a motorist fails to switch on his or her indicator when spotting a road walker and whizzes by as if the walker does not exist. One suspects cyclists feel the same way at times. Note: Roads were built to be shared by everybody. Motorists should always extend the utmost of respect to walkers and cyclists. Full stop.
The Fuchia, the summer flower.
The Derrymanus Rooster
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