Time in Co. Waterford

I’ve been making the very most of the lifting of our 5km travel restriction to travel within one’s county.

This morning I headed out to the Waterford Greenway which has been developed from an old railway line and to date it spans over 40 km.

The part I like most runs along the River Suir near Waterford City.

River Suir from the Greenway

Time has been, and continues to be, almost timeless with the pandemic but there is an added dimension to not being sure what era one is in when out on the Greenway. This is because there are so many remants of the old railway line and one can almost hear it echoing along on certain stretches.

The Old Stone Bridge

Today, I was very taken with the way old parts of track have become embedded in the ditch, real reminders of olden days:

The Ravages of Time

All the while, there were signs of Spring everywhere, compared to when I was last out in late December. The gorse with its coconut scent was divine:


And, it was a day when it seemed like serious runners and cyclists were in full flow keeping a close eye on their times:

Running for Time

I guess love is pretty timeless too, and I was very pleased to see the knitted heart that clearly has a whole story attached to it still holding firm:

All Heart

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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.

21 thoughts on “Time in Co. Waterford”

  1. Such a beautiful area and it makes one wonder what the story behind the knitted heart is…Perhaps its love of the waterway and it’s good to be able to see it again…and not just a distant memory…

    1. I would love to know what lies behind it too. Being a romantic, I see two hearts in it and think of some sort of declaration of undying love, for whatever reason.

            1. That’s great.
              Here in Ireland, the vaccination rate is slow so we are still very much under restrictions but thankfully the cases are way down on where they were after a disastrous opening up around Christmas.

  2. What a fabulous amenity Jean. I’d be spending much of my Sundays on that if I still lived there. Love the railway archaeology as well, a good excuse to stop for a breather. A pity they can’t go the other way now – I used to enjoy a little plod out to Belview.

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