Monday, December 5, 2016

Sneem, the river

The charming village of Sneem (An tSnaidhm) takes its name from the river of the same name (Abha na Snadhma). Tumbling down out of the mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula, the river empties into Kenmare Bay just below its namesake village.

[River and village meet at this bridge.]

[Views from the bridge.]

[Below the village.]

[View back upstream toward the village, from the boat slip.]

[Lower reaches of the river.]

[Kenmare Bay.]

The rivers of County Kerry are home to Atlantic salmon, both sea-run and stream-resident brown trout, and Europe's southernmost population of Arctic char, and I hope to return one day with fly tackle in hand.

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