The Angler in Ireland; Or an Englishman's Ramble Through Connaught and Munster, During the Summer of 1833 ...

The Angler in Ireland; Or an Englishman's Ramble Through Connaught and Munster, During the Summer of 1833 ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...started for Kenmare, or, as the town is usually here called, Neddeen. The distance was fourteen or fifteen Irish miles: and, the road being tolerably good, we performed it in rather more than three hours. Nothing could exceed the beauty of the evening; and many of the views which I obtained of the scenery bordering the Kenmare River were characterized by great softness and JOURNEY TO KENMARE. 143 grandeur. It was, however, evident that, as by far the noblest mountains are on the Kerry side of the estuary, whoever would see its beauties to the greatest advantage must view it from the opposite shore, or, which perhaps would be still better, from a boat on its surface. It was nearly dark when I came upon the romantic gorge through which the Blackwater pours its rapid stream: and therefore, as I had many much better opportunities of observing it afterwards, I will not allude to the impressions the first sight of it excited. A mile or two further on, I slightly diverged from the main road, to leave a letter of introduction, with which I had been favoured, to the principal proprietor of this neighbourhood, the Rev. Denis Mahony. Unfortunately for me, he was not at home: but, through a friend of his at Kenmare, I obtained ample permission to angle in the Blackwater, which he preserves rather strictly. 144 DEPARTURE FOR GLENGARRIFFE. At Kenmare, I went to a very tolerable inn, kept by a man named Sullivan; but, having. satisfied myself that in the present dry weather it would be useless to attempt fishing, I determined not to remain here for the present, but to pay first my intended visit to Glengarriffe and Bantry; giving the western breezes fortyeight hours to brew a little wind and rain, which in this1 climate they can generally do in half more

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