The Cinnabar Moth,An Flanndearg,Callimorpha Jacobaeae heads up this post, a moth which I have seen many times over the past three weeks,in grass verges,along the river bank and at the Rock near the boundary wall by the roadside.Sometimes identified by the number of spots it displays.
Can be skittish but this one was settled for periods to allow me to shoot her with my Sony Compact.
The rebuild of the wall continues with both Coillte and the Council working seamlessly!
However the water cube,cement bags and numerous blocks were stolen early in the week by someone pulling a horse box.The Garda are looking for a Horse!Maybe fancies a stable for the winter.
The concrete base and support wall will,I understand be faced with the stones that were in the old wall so from the roadside all will appear as before....
Additional draining holes are included on the roadside....Work could well be completed by next week.
Work commenced yesterday preparing the groundwork to rebuild the collapsed wall of November 2014.
This work is a welcome collaboration between Coillte and the local authority with the Council providing the materials and Coillte labour for the rebuild.All this is great news for visitors and regular walkers to the site.
Care is needed approaching the site as delivery of materials continues with the pouring of cement later in the day.Parking may be restricted during the work.
Meanwhile nature continues her work with the blossoming of I think ,Celandine above -correct me if I'm wrong.
Clonmel celebrated the Volunteers of 1916 with a Parade and the unveiling of a monument in their names
yesterday with solemnity fitting the occasion.
In among the slides is the original site of the monument behind the former Borough Offices with entrance from Dowd's Lane.
The photos are teasers in that all are associated with men whose names appear on the monument.
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