Ok, it is not right in the heart of Cork City but is by the suburb of Rochestown, just a couple of miles from Cork City centre . If you managed to brave the gates of yesterday’s post ‘The Gateway‘, then you soon feel as if you are in the wilds, by the side of a mountain stream.
Carry on by the track and you will come to a number of old ruins by a high wall. This ruin is overgrown by ivy, claimed by moss and has trees growing inside and outside its old walls.
Below is the moss covered tree with ivy climbing up its trunk towards the light. The tree is found in the centre of the ruin, clearly having sprouted many a year before.
Tomorrow we hang around for one more glimpse within these ruins before moving up the hill. Hopefully you will stay tuned for more. MM 🍀