Tuesday 17 January 2023

Hungry Hill Winterscape.


 Hungry Hill over on Beara this very morning.  I took this photo from my North (Northsider) facing garden.

Hungry  Hill  or Knockday (Cnoc Daod in Irish) 682 Metres high and it's waterfall the Mares Tail is the longest waterfall in Ireland and the UK.

Daphne Du Maurier wrote Hungry Hill and it was published in 1943.  This family saga is based on the history of her friend Christopher Puxley who's Irish ancestors were Irish copper mine owners in the area.  It  was also made into a film.

18 comments:

  1. It's enough to make you shiver. Hope you are warm over there?
    We have had snow here today too. Looks pretty but it's VERY slippery out there.

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  2. I realise why it's called Hungry Hill JayCee. The snow came last night and froze. I have been scattering Lidl gritting salt around the paths and chopping up wood for the front room stove this morning along with feeding the livestock. More snow forecast for later.

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  3. Well - I never knew that about The Mare's Tail! It's like you are my teacher. Please don't cane me Mr Northsider! I only pulled Judith's hair because she had been teasing me!

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  4. Tinternet and T'web research Mr Pudding. Nor forgetting good old Wikipedia. Write me 200 lines: "I must not pull Judith's hair!"

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    1. I must not pull Judith's hair. I must not pull Judith's hair.I must not pull Judith's hair. I must not pull Judith's hair.I must not pull Judith's hair. I must not pull Judith's hair.I must not pull Judith's hair. I must not pull Judith's hair.I must not pull Judith's hair. I must not pull Judith's hair. I must not pull Judith's hair. I must not pull Judith's hair.I must not pull Judith's hair. I must not pull Judith's hair.I must not pull Judith's hair. I must not pull Judith's hair.I must not pull Judith's hair. I must not pull Judith's hair. (And then Blogger refused saying "Comment is too long.")

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    2. You have the patience of Job which was longer than Judith's hair.

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  5. That just looks cold. Really cold. We bet that copper mining in that environment had its challenges too.

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  6. The other mountain Sugar Loaf looks cold also Tigger. Over 1500 miners worked the copper mines on Beara. Some of them came from Cornwall and also mined on Sheepshead and Mizen peninsulas here in Southwest Ireland. There was a big recession in the nineteenth century and a lot emigrated to Butte in Montana and mined over there.

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  7. Great photograph in the snow Dave. Makes it look totally different to other photos I have seen here on your blog in the verdant summer and spring times.

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  8. Thanks Rachel. It's good to capture the different seasons living in the countryside next to the sea.

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  9. We have a Sugar Loaf mountain too. It is a ski resort in the Poconos.

    I have never heard of Daphne Du Maurier's Hungry Mountain. Thanks for that.

    One last question: Is Hungry Mountain a volcano???

    Stay warm!

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    1. Hi Debby. I have read that some people believe it is an extinct volcano. DDM also wrote The Birds and Rebecca which were also made into films.

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  10. PS: Never mind. I see that Ireland is surrounded by extinct volcanos. What a lot I learn from reading blogs. Thanks!

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    1. There also beaches made from the Lisbon Earthquake/ Tsunami near us Debby.

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  11. The hill looks chilly with its snow covering. But it's a lovely view.

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  12. Thanks River. It is a beautiful view. Ireland is a very beautiful country with so many mountains next to the sea.

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