The slow life in Carlow

Under Mount Leinster, Borris boasts great food and hospitality where herons hunt on the highwayman’s river, writes Brendan Daly

27th September, 2015
A barge cruises down the River Barrow

A family of eight mottled brown mallard ducklings, marshalled by their exasperated mother, swim past us in a line. If the line was once straight, it’s now fraying to breaking point. Two dismissive-looking swans – as though aghast at this maternal shortcoming – glide skeptically behind the duck family. (I swear I hear the swans tut-tutting.) A little further up, a grey heron alights with balletic precision. Barely moving, it is coiled, poised to swoop...

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