August Evening in Co. Waterford

It was one of those evenings that oozed August and the glory of  Co. Waterford. I was driving out along the road towards Annestown when the sun glinting on baled hay made me do an about turn and step into the open field.


Gazing seaward across the textured gold, I thought I heard a horse’s whinny and there in the field behind was a chestnut mare with her young foal staying very close to her side:


It’s a busy enough road ~ this road along the Copper Coast. On August evenings there’s always lots of cars with surf boards and kayaks tied to the roof racks and tractors and trailers making the most of every last sunbeam:


Just across the road from the hay field is the shell of an old stone cottage. It has seen many an August evening and stands solidly adding to the sense of place and Co. Waterford history.



Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

18 thoughts on “August Evening in Co. Waterford”

  1. Wonderful light on the hay… the small square bales are much more picturesque than the giant round ones we have here now. — oh, I must say one more thing, reflecting on a recent post — you used the word “banjaxed” which I had never heard before. The night after I read that I watched the DVD of the JJ Abrams ‘Star Trek’ movie, the first one, and there was “banjaxed” — used by Scotty that time. Synchronicity – I love it.

  2. Beautiful photographs, Jean. I’m loving the golden fields dotted all over the countryside at the moment. Those horses are gorgeous and of course, so too is the old stone house.

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