Going With the Flow

I wrote about Mahon Falls up in the Comeragh Mountains here in Co. Waterford a little while back and the River Mahon has been on my mind ever since.

Here is the river gushing down at Mahon Falls;

Mahon Falls, Co. Waterford

and in this next photograph you can see the river (on the left of the winding path) making its way down towards the sea.

View from Mahon Falls

The River Mahon rises up in the mountains and eventually enters the sea at Bonmahon which is on the Copper Coast. I was drawn to Bonmahon today to capture the river as it enters the sea.

Just before it turns its last corner, it serves as a place where a few boats are usually moored ~ boats that always catch my eye with their colours and reflections:


Down by the point where the river meets the sea, a beer bottle in a crevice in the rocks was glinting merrily. I couldn’t imagine that it had been put there by human hand and wanted to think that there might be a message in it:


And, here’s a glimpse of the how the ocean and the River Mahon greet each other in Bonmahon:

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 I love to write both non-fiction and poetry.

24 thoughts on “Going With the Flow”

  1. I love all the pictures but “reflections” call out to me with the boats moared and the rays beaming off the water..something special about that picture to me..

  2. There’s something amazing about tracing a river from its source to the sea. The smallest rills trickle into one another, form a little stream, join other streams, become a small river, is joined by other streams to eventually reach the sea at its widest and slowest. That is some view from the Comeraghs, another spot which I had no chance to visit.

  3. It is so wonderful that you were able to climb the rock! I was there last Sunday, and the storm was so bad I couldn’t even make it to the falls 🙂 The car park was packed though. Probably the weather was good in the morning.
    The view from the top of the falls in your photograph is stunning.

            1. Oh I know! He’s a hard task-master but gets me to places that I might have thought were beyond my reach. We have fun, I must say, and the memory-building is great.

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