A WALK AROUND GLENARIFF by EUGENE McGAUGHEY

 


“Now Carneil’s behind me

As I walk on my way

Lurigedan stands before me.

And the Castle at Red Bay.

There to my right a lovely sight

As I look towards Cushendall

I see the coast of Scotland

With lovely mountains tall

And as I walk towards Waterfoot

To my left I look again

At a sight supreme in summer green

There’s sweet Glenariffe Glen.

 

 

And as I stop and look again

As I’ve often done before

I see the hills and waterfalls

Of Cloghcor and Parkmore

By now I’ve come to Waterfoot

Where I stop to have a rest

Of all the places I have been

I still love this one best

With some people there I have a yarn.

Then set off once again.

 

 

And I take the road past Foriff

And head on up the Glen

I’ll pass Kilmore and Feddan

And walk past Falinlea

I’ll pass thro Baraghilly

And Doory on my way

I’ll look across to Discirt

And like-wise Toberwine

And hear the waters rippling as I

Leave the falls behind

 

 

Callisnagh too comes into view

And Craignagat I see

Clonreag and then Greenaghan

Are both well known to me

The next townland is Falruskin

And Tamlaght’s on my way

I look up towards the Sloughans

And head on towards the bay.

 

 

This is a walk I love to take

When summer’s in the air

And the Glen’s alive with wild flowers

And rambling roses fair

The Question has been asked

In song so long ago

But this is my Glen in Antrim

Where the Blarney Roses grow”

 

EUGENE McGAUGHEY

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