A POEM A DAY - CNOC MEADHA



Cnoc Meadha woods in County Galway cover the hill celebrated in legend both as Witches Hill, The Hill of Maeve and the place where Finnbheara, the King of the Connacht Fairies held court. Winding through oak, ash, hazel and beech trees to the stone cairn at the top of the hill where Queen Maeve is said to be buried, there is a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding counties, to the sea. On a warm Autumn morning, with light filtering through the trees, it seemed a place of magic and mystery, both in its woodland elements and with the numerous fairy doors at the base of trees which rather than seeming twee or commercial appeared as a natural part of the wood. It was certainly a place to stir the imagination. 



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