” A walk in the dreech “

A companion on the walk

I had a lovely guided walk with a young couple from Poland, who knew quite a lot about Ireland before they arrived, much of it learned from their Lonely Planet guidebook.

The day was wettish, dampish, what we in Ireland call  ” a soft day”   or ” dreech ” – the rain never really fell heavy, it sort of hung there in wispy strips, not able to make its mind up whether to fall or blow away.

Anyway they loved the walk and learned a lot about St. Kevin, Seamus Heaney, and sphagnum moss ! ! I even asked them as  “homework” to investigate bogs and peatland on the net.

Bet the Lonely Planet doesn’t know about ” Dreech “.

Bye for now, more after the next Glendalough Guided Walk                                                                            Martin Swords

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