As St Brigid’s Day, the official start of spring, looms here is a post from the wonderful Rosses Heritage blog about the eve of St Brigid and the associated traditions…
with kind permission from Irish Newspaper Archive
RUSH CROSSES IN THE ROSSES
The townland of Thorr was mentioned last week as the ‘end of the line’ into the very heart of the Highlands-across Sliabh Sneachta (only three miles as the crow flies!) lies the upper or eastern end of the Gweebarra Valley. Had we gone sea-wards from Crolly, the ‘end of the line’ would be located in the vicinity of Carraig Mheadhbha (Meave’s Rock) near the Tragh Bhán or White Strand at Tóin Rann na Feirsde (Bottom of Ranafast).
Tóin Rann na Feirsde (Bottom of Ranafast) to the right of the picture
AT FAMOUS RANNAFAST
The most Gaelic-minded community in all Donegal is to be found here-a fountain-head of folklore and a reservoir of resurgent nationalism. This is the rugged rock-strew peninsula which gave to Ireland Séamus (Fheilimidh) Mhac Grianna, known to, at least, three succeeding generations of language-learners and…
View original post 718 more words