Walking in the Glens of Antrim

“I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” John Muir

Glenariff Waterfall Nature reserve lies within the breath-taking Glenariff Glen, known as ‘Queen of the Glens.’ I have fallen in love with this largest and most spectacular of the Antrim Glens, located approximately 5 km from the coastal village of Waterfoot. Waterfoot beach is a lovely sandy beach and future swim Opportunity.

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I allowed my senses to guide me as I followed the marked trail into the Reserve. A vibrant fern leaf, a purple flower, a distinct looking stone fill me with joy. I focus on what I can see, hear, feel, smell and taste. A sharp eye might spot St.Patrick’s favourite plant; St. Patrick’s cabbage.

Nature is such a powerful healing force, especially this time of year in Ireland where we have daylight up until 11 pm. And because, as Carol Majors from Raleigh, North Carolina rightfully declared yesterday, “Ireland is one of the most beautiful places on the planet.”

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Published by Jeanette Dean

I'm a life long learner. I've been on a voyage of discovery since childhood so ask why a lot. I'm Irish and a bit American. I write because its freeing and healing. I love photography, theology, the natural beauty of Ireland and swimming in the sea year round. I see the world through the lens of Celtic Christianity but can try on other perspectives. The business of everyday spirituality has always fascinated me. I hope this blog challenges, inspires and encourages you. Perhaps you'd like to work with me. Please reach out to me if that's the case. I'd love to hear from YOU so please comment and let me know you are out there!

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