We're in Shinrone now, near Roscrea. Spent today driving around Lough Derg to the west. A mild day which started clear but turned to hazy cloud. Spring is farther along here; white blossoms in the hedges, some pink-flowered ornamentals which look like crab apples, and some broadleafed trees beginning to bud out. I'm told it's an early spring, and this would be more usual for May.
Didn't take many photos today, but I may add one later. In the meantime, here's another from the Hill of Uisneach.
The touring around is raising (and mostly resolving) some questions for the book. I've shifted some locations to better fit a logical itinerary for the bards, and plan to check a couple of the new ones out in a day or two.