Dave the road and area around Glengevlin and Dowra is both wild and very
historic. All around this area is steeped in history with holywells and
sweathouses ( same as modren day suana baths). Dave are you located in
Fermanagh or are you just on holiday?. I am in Belcoo,my older sister
Mairead knows a lot of local history, if you are ever in Belcoo area call
into Station House as my sister has written a booklet about our local area.
Thank you, Olivia O'Dolan.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave H via" <fermanagh-gold(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: FERMANAGH-GOLD Eels, deer, and other game.
Still there roaming free but there is only a limited hunting season.
Remember once fishing until dark.. was sitting in car having a coffee,
minding my own business when I looked out and saw a Stag staring in at
me... not sure who got the biggest fright!!
Have also had to slam on brakes when one decides to jump out to cross a
road, 2 people killed recently when they swerved to avoid one and hit
Plus, with so many lakes there were Duck etc too. Pigeon, Pheasants etc
in woods, food everywhere!!
Over the generations people lost hunting skills, then famine hit....
same with medicines, people used local plants for cures, couldn't write
so much has been lost!
Was out near Blacklion last week, beautiful day so drove into woods up
to mountain top, went strolling in wood only to come around a corner to
find a wild Billy goat standing there scratching the ground the way
bulls do, had to stop and walk backwards as he was definitely going to
charge if I got nearer, thankfully he just stood his ground happy with
me backing off... then I spotted the female which as far as I could make
out, was giving birth.
Thankfully, I knew not to turn and run...
Vi probably knows the road from Dowra to Glangevlin, that is wild
On 29/04/2015 14:53, Dee Byster-Graham wrote:
> It's amazing that wild deer are still found in the area, are they left to
> roam free or do people hunt them in the season?
> It adds up to an almost Baronial way of living, doesn't it; my initial
> imagined ideas of their life is nowhere near the reality of the situation
> it was.
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