I have written Toberaheena as I always heard it pronounced since childhood.I understood the name to mean ' water from the well as sweet as wine',a place we hallowed on regular visits to catch brickeens and paddle the water until the cold would compel us to jump out and jump up and down to restore circulation
because of the coldness of the well water.How refreshing it was for all that.
How refreshing for both body and spirit the restoring of the area around the well thanks to the work of C-Saw.The site is still a work in progress and a credit to all involved in it's re-creation.
I have included a visit on my regular jaunts and rambles,either on my outgoing or on my return.If on my return I enter by the upper entrance and slowly meander the tracks taking in the quiet,the birdsong,the breeze blowing through the branches of the willow and ash till I come to the stone seat where I pause and reflect and remember - remember colleagues,former students of mine,fellow members of the Club,and I celebrate their lives be they long or short - Amen,Alleluia.
To Brendan and his team you have done us all a service.
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