A pictorial guide to walks  in the beautiful Irish county of Wicklow
And a pleasant chat along the way

Wicklow Way 1   Marlay Park to Boranaraltry Bridge

The first walk is from Marley Park
up to the ridge 
on Two Rock Mountain. 
The second walk 
is in the opposite direction 
from the “car park”
on the Pine Forest Road 
to the ridge, and finally 
down to Boranaraltry Bridge 
to complete the route.                      

This is a hard strenuous walk with a duration of about 3 hours and a climb of 400 metres to gain the ridge.

Please note I am relying on my memory (bad idea) for the time durations of the walks and Google Map for the elevations (and spall-check for the spelling).

Google Map
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Marlay Park
Marlay Park
Marlay Park Marlay Park

Marlay Park
"Yes Daddy- I dropped  my magic ring down there".

Marlay Park
Marlay Park

The crane is a real bird which agreed to pose for the camera.

In looking at the photo of the crane I was reminded of an event that took place right before my eyes many years ago. I was driving home from work in rush hour traffic. I was close to Merrion Gates on the Merrion Road. Suddenly for no apparent reason the traffic on both sides of the road abruptly stopped. Puzzled I looked for a reason and into my view can a duck crossing the road with her ducklings. Each in turn mounted the pavement with one colossal leap and disappeared through the railings. The traffic started again and life returned to it's hectic pace.

Marlay Park

One of the many pounds in Marlay Park

Marlay Park Marlay Park
College Road to Kilmashogue Lane

The luxury - there are solid footpaths for the start of the journey.

Kilmashogue Lane
Kilmashogue Lane
Kilmashogue Lane Kilmashogue Lane
Kilmashogue Lane

                         The journey through Kilmashogue Lane is a steady climb, but it gets worse. 

From Kilmashogue Woods Car Park Up to the Ridge at Two Rock Mountain
Kilmashogue Woods Kilmashogue Woods
Kilmashogue Woods
Kilmashogue Woods Kilmashogue Woods
Two Rock Mountain Two Rock Mountain
Two Rock Mountain
Two Rock Mountain
Two Rock Mountain

For those who are wondering about the Fairy Castle on the map, it is a pre-historic mound. Notice that the Ordinance Survey people are not frightened by the little green men nor are the hikers who deposit stones upon reaching the top.

The second “stone” that the mountain is named from is natural.

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As you travel this Wicklow way in your imagination or memory , I invite you to travel also another journey - the storyline of the Bible. The Bible is not a collection of dull stories with little connection between them, but is high Drama with a central theme and a developing exciting plot where the character and nature of God are revealed.
Billions of Bibles have been published and distributed around the world.
Millions of people regard it as the inspired Word of God.
It’s been one of history’s most influential books, the foundation of Western civilisation. 
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